Egypt's step angers the Greek

Egypts step angers the Greek
Date: 3.3.2021 16:00

A move that angered Greece in the Eastern Mediterranean came from Egypt, which Turkey met at the intelligence level.

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In the announcement of the hydrocarbon tender made by Egypt, it was stated that the continental shelf boundaries declared by Turkey to the UN were taken into consideration.
While the statement of Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu stating that there are contacts at intelligence level between Turkey and Egypt preserves its place in minds, with the latest development, the question "Will the relations between Turkey and Egypt return to normal?" came up to the minds.


In the tender, which was announced by Egypt on February 18 and will end on August 1, the determination of the region where parcel no 18 is located, taking into account the continental shelf boundaries that Turkey notified to the United Nations on November 13, 2019, was met with harshness in Greece.
While the news in the Greek press reacted to Egypt, headlines such as "Cairo winking at Ankara" and "Egyptian spin" were used.
While there was no official statement from Greece after the step of Egypt, it was claimed that Egypt was contacted behind the scenes and Egypt was asked to give up the said step.


Egypt, which has been in the block against Turkey in the energy sharing struggle in the Eastern Mediterranean, took steps in line with the sensitivities of Turkey, the question "Is a new curtain opening in the relations between Turkey and Egypt?" came to minds.
Although no new explanation has been made at the point of normalization of relations, the words spoken in the near future on the subject remain in the minds.
In this context, one of the said statements was made by Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu and he gave the signals that there might be an improvement in relations with Egypt.
Minister Çavuşoğlu, in a television program in 2020, said that there were talks with Egypt at the intelligence level and that Egypt never violated Turkey's continental shelf.


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