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Turkey | Erdogan: Turkey, Libya maritime deal sent to UN


President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday Turkey’s maritime boundary delimitation agreement with Libya was sent to the United Nations.

Erdogan said the deal -- already signed by the president -- was ratified by the parliament and published on Saturday’s Official Gazette, going into effect.

On Nov. 27, Turkey and Libya’s Tripoli-based Government of National Accord (GNA) signed the bilateral memorandum of understanding (MoU).

Speaking at the ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party's consultation meeting of provincial heads at Halic Congress Center in Istanbul, Erdogan said Turkey will use its rights under international law and international maritime law till the end on Eastern Mediterranean.

Turkey called on the regional countries to work in a collective manner regarding the distribution of hydrocarbon reserves, which have an estimated value of hundreds of billions of dollars and turn the natural sources into an opportunity to boost bilateral ties and neighboring relations.