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Bellicosity and Misleading Propaganda

Reader comment on item: Kastelorizo - Mediterranean Flashpoint?
in response to reader comment: Continental shelf

Submitted by Young MC (Switzerland), Feb 23, 2012 at 09:36

Mozere wrote:
"Kastelorizo or to give it its proper name,Meis, is a piece of rock sticking out of the anatolian continental shelf and as such Turkey is perfectly entitled to claim the surrounding waters as its EEZ . Its only right is to have its internationally recognised territorial waters. It is,under international law,a de-militarised island as such under an obligation not to pose a military threat to Turkey. If this is not honoured Turkey then can quite legally take counter measures."

The Greek Municipality of Megisti includes several uninhabited islets as well as the populated islands of Ro, Strongili and Kastelorizo and is therefore legitimate Greek EEZ.

He further wrote:
"At the moment there are a lot of flash points in the near and middle east to be going along with, the last thing we need is one more.Israel would be well advised not to stoke up hatred between the greek and the turk. Let Greece and Turkey amicably and fairly share the riches of the Mediterranean.The greek government is right in taking non inflammatory stand to the chagrin of professional turk bashers, long may it continue. Before some people moan about turkish bellicosity may I refer to 70s cold wars over EEZ between the eminently civilised and christian nations of Britain and Iceland,and also can anybody enlighten me on the Canadian EEZ with reference to St.Pierre and Miquelon islands."

What have the Saint-Pierre and Miquelon islands to do with the Greek EEZ? And what about the "Cod War" (and not "Cold War")? Hasn't Iceland internationally accepted EEZ of 200 nautical miles?


If that isn't "turkish bellicosity" and misleading propaganda, what is it then?


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