Six years later, in 2019, another government, that of Kyriakos Mitsotakis, brought the EEZ back to the forefront by delimiting it with those of Italy and Egypt and is preparing to delimit the EEZ with Albania, making our brothers in Cyprus angry for the umpteenth time. In our short interview, Başeren mentioned that a US source had created a map containing the continental shelf / EEZ areas in the Aegean and the Mediterranean against Turkey, without yet calling it the Map of Seville. We wondered what they meant. The map, named after the university, claims to determine the continental shelf and the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) according to the median line.

The Union's foreign polict head Josep Borrell said after the meeting that Turkey's ships might be sanctioned if they continued hydrocarbon activities.

WHAT IS HAPPENING IN THE EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN? On August 10, Turkey announced that its drillship Oruç Reis would resume energy exploration in the Eastern Mediterranean.

Find local businesses, view maps and get driving directions in Google Maps. But the most important element of this document is the next map that shows the EEZs of all EU countries and which, clearly, defines not only the EEZ of Greece but also the fact that it has a sea border with Cyprus. This statement would have some significance if the Americans had read the EU positions more carefully.

Map created by Rafi Segal and Yonatan Cohen via openDemocracy.

It is well known that Turkey considers the concept of the EEZ to be its biggest enemy in the Eastern Mediterranean. A radical nature-based agenda would help society overcome the psychological effects of coronavirus. For any other material published on this website; you may copy the content to individual third parties for their personal use, but only if you acknowledge the website as the source of the material and place a link. What is the Seville Map that the US says has no legal significance? On the same day, Turkey and the US conducted joint maritime exercises.

However, especially in semi-closed and closed sea areas, these borders may coincide with the borders of another state,” Professor Hakan Karan, director of the Ankara University Research Center of the Sea and the Maritime Law, told Anadolu Agency. “States determine their borders based on the law of the sea. The law number 5846 on Intellectual and Artistic Works is %100 applicable on all the material published on this news portal.

A European Commission document entitled "The EU and international ocean governance" states that the EU has the largest EEZ in the world and its size reaches 20 million square kilometers, ie its seas are 380% larger than its land area. "Greece must state that it doesn't accept this map. With respect to the “legal status” of the Seville map, the United States does not consider the Seville Map to have any legal significance.


The statement of the US embassy has put the Greek claims in eastern Mediterranean and Aegean sea away once and for all. "With respect to the 'legal status' of the Seville map, the United States does not consider the Seville Map to have any legal significance. Nintendo Switch, Blizzard Make Overwatch Free!—Full Game Version for a Week Starts on October 13!