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A map showing the contested EEZ delineations of coastal states in the eastern part of the Mediterranean Sea

Turkey’s complicated position in the Mediterranean Sea

Discoveries of rich hydrocarbon deposits under the Eastern Mediterranean seabed have added a new driver to the region’s old rivalries. Athens claims nearly all of the Aegean Sea as exclusive economic zone and the delineation of sea borders near Cyprus prompted Turkey’s reaction. Now, NATO and the European Union have an escalating crisis to defuse.

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