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Border Dispute Between Turkey, Greece Remains Unresolved

Sputnik News

18:16 02.10.2016

Maritime border between Greece and Turkey was defined in the framework of the international agreement in terms of ownership of some islands and cliffs and some issues are still disputed, according to the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

ANKARA (Sputnik) – Turkey and Greece have still not reached an agreement on a maritime border between the two countries in Aegean Sea yet as the dispute over several islands and cliffs remains unsettled, the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement Sunday.

"Turkey and Greece have several issues over the Aegean Sea. In particular, a maritime border [between the two countries] has not been defined in the framework of the international agreement in terms of ownership of some islands and cliffs. These issues are being discussed through dialogue between Turkey and Greece. Currently there are no changes in status of these islands and cliffs," the ministerial statement said.

On Thursday, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan criticized the Lausanne Treaty, saying it was pushed by Turkey's opponents. He added that Turkey ceded islands to Greece, where there were Turkish sanctuaries and mosques.

The Treaty of Lausanne was signed on July 24, 1923, by Britain, France, Italy, Japan, Greece, Romania, the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes and Turkey. It set the current borders of Turkey, documenting the dissolution of the Ottoman Empire.

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