The November 2019 Turkey-Libya deal also extended Turkish maritime claims right across the Eastern Mediterranean, between Greece and Cyprus. “This pulled the trigger for Greece to make a deal with Egypt,” said Sotiris Serbos to the Asia Times. Serbos explained that “each side is seeking to bolster its legal case and standing, by bringing in neighbors supportive of its cause, preparatory to any future international negotiations.”

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