Turkey and Libya’s UN-recognized government have inked a memorandum on maritime boundaries to prevent any fait accompli in the Mediterranean Sea.

The agreement, Restriction of Marine Jurisdictions, determined a portion of Turkey’s maritime jurisdictions in the region and aimed at strengthening cooperation between Ankara and Tripoli.

Turkey has consistently contested the Greek Cypriot administration’s unilateral drilling in the Eastern Mediterranean, asserting that the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) also has rights to the resources in the area.

On Nov. 27, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan held a closed meeting that lasted 2 hours and 15 minutes with Fayez

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