Greece Asserts a Maritime Claim, Sending Message to Turkey

Greece, facing an escalating maritime dispute with Turkey, sought to show its determination by expanding its territorial waters in another direction: in the Ionian Sea, facing Italy.

The Greek government said on Wednesday it would extend its territorial waters along its western coast from six to 12 nautical miles, a right that countries possess under international maritime law. The announcement was part of Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis’ efforts to show, at home and abroad, that he is standing up for Greece’s rights…

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