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TURKEY

Updated 2 June 2014

Legislation

 Act No. 2674 of 20 May 1982, on the Territorial Sea of the Republic of Turkey
 Decree by the Council of Ministers No. 8/4742
 Decree by the Council of Ministers, No. 86/11264, dated 17 December 1986
 Maritime Traffic Regulations for the Turkish Straits and the Marmara Region, entered into force on 1 July 1994

Piracy

Penal Code; Criminal Procedure Code

Maritime boundary delimitation agreements
 and other material

with Bulgaria

 Agreement between the Republic of Turkey and the Republic of Bulgaria on determination of the boundary in the mouth area of the Mutludere/Rezovska river and delimitation of the maritime areas between the two states in the Black Sea, 4 December 1997 (entry into force: 4 November 1998; registration #: 36204; registration date: 1 November 1999; link to UNTS)

with Georgia

 Protocol between the Government of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics and the Government of the Republic of Turkey concerning the Establishment of the Maritime Boundary between Soviet and Turkish Territorial Waters in the Black Sea, 17 April 1973  (entry into force: 27 March 1975; registration #: 14475; registration date: 23 December 1975; link to UNTS)
 Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Turkey and the Government of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics concerning the delimitation of the continental shelf between the Republic of Turkey and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics in the Black Sea, 23 June 1978 (entry into force: 15 May 1981; registration #: 20344; registration date: 11 August 1981; link to UNTS)
 Exchange of notes constituting an agreement on the delimitation of the USSR and Turkey economic zone in the Black Sea, 23 December 1986 - 6 February 1987 (entry into force: 6 February 1987; registration #: 24690; registration date: 23 April 1987; link to UNTS)
 Protocol between the Government of the Republic of Turkey and the Government of Georgia on the Confirmation of the Maritime Boundaries between them in the Black Sea, 14 July 1997

with the Russian Federation

 Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Turkey and the Government of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics concerning the Delimitation of the Continental Shelf Between the Republic of Turkey and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics in the Black Sea, 23 June 1978 (entry into force: 15 May 1981; registration #: 20344; registration date: 11 August 1981; link to UNTS)
 Exchange of Notes constituting an Agreement on the Delimitation of the USSR and Turkey Economic Zone in the Black Sea (23 December 1986 - 6 February 1987) (entry into force: 6 February 1987; registration #: 24690; registration date: 23 April 1987; link to UNTS)

with Ukraine

 Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Turkey and the Government of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics concerning the delimitation of the continental shelf between the Republic of Turkey and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics in the Black Sea, 23 June 1978 (entry into force: 15 May 1981; registration #: 20344; registration date: 11 August 1981; link to UNTS)
 Exchange of notes constituting an agreement on the delimitation of the USSR and Turkey economic zone in the Black Sea, 23 December 1986 - 6 February 1987 (entry into force: 6 February 1987; registration #: 24690; registration date: 23 April 1987; link to UNTS)

with Cyprus, Greece
and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

  Treaty between the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, the Hellenic Republic, the Republic of Turkey and the Republic of Cyprus concerning the Establishment of the Republic of Cyprus (Annex A of Original Agreement), 16 August 1960 (entry into force: 16 August 1960;  registration #: 5476; registration date: 12 December 1960; link to UNTS)
 Treaty between the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, the Hellenic Republic, the Republic of Turkey and the Republic of Cyprus concerning the Establishment of the Republic of Cyprus, 16 August 1960. Exchange of notes (with Declaration) between the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and Cyprus concerning the administration of the Sovereign Base Areas referred to in Article 1 of the above-mentioned Treaty, 16 August 1960 (entry into force: 16 August 1960; registration #: 5476; registration date: 12 December 1960; link to UNTS)
 Treaty between the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, the Hellenic Republic, the Republic of Turkey and the Republic of Cyprus concerning the Establishment of the Republic of Cyprus, 16 August 1960. Exchange of notes between the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and Cyprus concerning the future of the Sovereign Base Areas referred to in article 1 of the above-mentioned Treaty, 16 August 1960 (entry into force: 16 August 1960; registration #: 5476; registration date: 12 December 1960; link to UNTS)

Additional relevant material

Turkey: Information note concerning Turkey’s objection to the Agreement between the Republic of Cyprus and the Arab Republic of Egypt on the Delimitation of the Exclusive Economic Zone, 17 February 2003 (Law of the Sea Bulletin No. 54)

Cyprus: Statement dated 28 December 2004 of the position of the Government of the Republic of Cyprus with respect to the information note by Turkey, concerning the latter's objection to the Agreement between the Republic of Cyprus and the Arab Republic of Egypt on the Delimitation of the Exclusive Economic Zone of 17 February 2003 (Law of the Sea Bulletin No. 57)

Greece: communication dated 24 February 2005 from the Government of Greece concerning Turkey’s objection to the Agreement between the Republic of Cyprus and the Arab Republic of Egypt on the Delimitation of the Exclusive Economic Zone of 17 February 2003 (Law of the Sea Bulletin No. 57)

Turkey: communication dated 4 October 2005 from the Government of Turkey concerning the Statement of Position by the Greek Cypriot Authorities with respect to the Information Note by Turkey, concerning Turkey’s objection to the Agreement between the Greek Cypriot Authorities and the Arab Republic of Egypt on the Delimitation of the Exclusive Economic Zone of 17 February 2003 (Law of the Sea Bulletin No. 59)

Cyprus: Note verbale dated 19 October 2006 from the Permanent Mission Republic of Cyprus to the United Nations addressed to the Secretary-General of the United Nations concerning the communication dated 4 October 2005 from Turkey (Law of the Sea Bulletin No. 62)

Cyprus: Letter dated 15 June 2012 from the Permanent Representative of Cyprus to the United Nations addressed to the Secretary-General A/66/851

Greece: Communication dated 20 February 2013 from the Permanent Mission of Greece to the United Nations addressed to the Secretary-General English | French

Turkey: Communication dated 12 March 2013 from the Permanent Mission of Turkey to the United Nations with reference to the Verbal Note from the Permanent Mission of Greece dated 20 February 2013 English | French

Cyprus: Letter dated 17 October 2013 from the Permanent Representative of Cyprus to the United Nations addressed to the Secretary-General A/68/537–S/2013/622

Cyprus: Letter dated 29 October 2013 from the Permanent Representative of Cyprus to the United Nations addressed to the Secretary-General A/68/555–S/2013/634

Cyprus: Letter dated 12 November 2013 from the Permanent Representative of Cyprus to the United Nations addressed to the Secretary-General A/68/593–S/2013/662

Cyprus: Letter dated 5 December 2013 from the Permanent Representative of Cyprus to the United Nations addressed to the Secretary-General A/68/644–S/2013/720

Cyprus: Letter dated 13 February 2014 from the Permanent Representative of Cyprus to the United Nations addressed to the Secretary-General A/68/759

Turkey: Communication dated 10 April 2014 from the Permanent Mission of Turkey to the United Nations addressed to the Secretary-General (superseded by document A/68/857)

Turkey: Letter dated 25 April 2014 from the Permanent Representative of Turkey to the United Nations addressed to the Secretary-General A/68/857

Cyprus: Letter dated 19 May 2014 from the Permanent Representative of Cyprus to the United Nations addressed to the Secretary-General A/68/883

 

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