World Bulletin / News Desk
Turkish cabinet has approved an "agreement on limiting continental shelf in the Mediterranean Sea between the Republic of Turkey and the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus".
The cabinet decision on the agreement was issued on Wednesday in the Official Gazette of the Republic of Turkey.
The agreement was signed by Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and TRNC President Dervis Eroglu on September 21, 2011 in New York upon Greek Cypriot adminitration's announment that they started drilling inMediteranean for natural gas on September 19, 2011.
Agreement limits a part of Turkey's and TRNC's continental shelf by a line obtained by connecting 27 geographical coordinates and the limitation is appropriate with the international law and was made by considering just principles.
The agreement does not break Turkish Cypriots' legitimate, even and inseparable rights on the island's whole continental shelf, and parties that penned the agreement would continue efforts to find a comprehensive solution to Cyprus issue.
Agreement will go into effect on the date of change of parliamentary approval certificates of the parties.
Güncelleme Tarihi: 10 Ekim 2012, 11:57