- Mar 2016
The map you linked is the reason why we are drilling. If it was for the mercy of Greeks, we wouldn't have territorial waters at all. If you look at the left edge of the map, you will see that there is no territorial water left to Turkey, even tho there is an entire Asia Minor there. And I have to ask, how the hell can Greece own waters in Mediterranean? Looks unfair to me, but I am not an expert on these issues. If this is legal, all I can say is that this is not fair.
Anyway, I am hoping that we do not avoid any military confrontation.
I also suggest Europeans not to maintain the discussions about Turkey's national interests over Erdogan's name. He will have uniliteral support for protecting drillings sites, including military response. I, myself a long-time Erdogan and Political Islam opposer, would fully support military actions in Eastern Mediterranean.