John McCarrick, assistant secretary of the U.S. Department of State`s Energy Resources Bureau, said in an interview on November 29 that the U.S. is committed to TurkStream and Nord Stream II pipeline projects that want to transfer natural gas from Russia to Turkey and Germany — via Turkey and the Baltic Sea. Turkey bought the Russian S-400 missile system after Washington allowed Greece, but not Turkey, access to Patriot missiles. While Greece has Russian S-300 missiles in its stockpiles, it is surprising to many that Turkey, a NATO member, bought Russian missile systems. With a punishable approach against Turkey, the United States has agreed to lift a 32-year arms embargo against Southern Cyprus. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo also said Turkey`s activities in gas drilling in the eastern Mediterranean were “unacceptable.” Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis has called on Washington to exercise authority to solve the problem. Meanwhile, the EU has supported illegal attempts in southern Cyprus to divide the region and drill through various companies and partners. Tensions rose when Greek Cypriot Head of State Nicos Anastasiades reported Turkey, which has begun drilling on the Cypriot island, to the United Nations, while the United States and the EU supported pipeline agreements between southern Cyprus and some European and Israeli countries against Turkey. In contrast, Turkey chose its path and drilled in the region under the protection of its naval forces, after receiving considerable support from the EU or American Fahrettin Altun, communications director of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, and tweeted this week that the military agreement would “improve the security of the Libyan people.” However, details of the memorandums signed on Wednesday have yet to be published. There are no such in-depth agreements between the coastal states of the eastern Mediterranean.
The Greek Cypriot administration of southern Cyprus considers itself the sole authority on the island, while Greece, Libya, Egypt, Syria, Lebanon and Israel have declared all EEZs of the eastern Mediterranean. It is important to note, however, that the DEEE agreements between the EU and the Greek Cypriot duo and the us-backed coastal states have no legitimacy because of the illegality of the Eastern Mediterranean Gas Forum – which violates the rights protected by international law of Turkey and the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) -. In Libya, the signing of the memorandum elicited different reactions: it was welcomed by the government`s supporters of the national agreement, but rejected by supporters of Khalifa Haftar and the Tobruk Parliament. Ahmad Al Mismari, the official spokesman for Haftar`s forces, rejected the agreement and warned that “military force will be used to prevent any violation of Libyan sovereignty.”  Members of the Tobruk Parliament expressed similar sentiments, while President Aguila Saleh Issa sent a letter to the UN GENERAL SECRETARy, Antonio Guterres, in which they called the agreement “null and void”. Saleh called for the agreement to be ratified by the Tobruk parliament and “Libya and Turkey have no common maritime borders.”  In a statement by the foreign ministers of the four countries that met in Cairo, it was said that the controversial agreements undermined regional stability. The agreement between Turkey and Libya was signed on 27 November by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Libyan Presidential Council President Fayiz es-Serrac. The agreement is approved by the Grand National Assembly of Turkey and the UN will be informed of the agreement after Libya`s approval. With the agreement on Libya, Turkey has taken a revolutionary initiative that, historically, will have a great influence on the energy geopolitics of the eastern Mediterranean. The assumption that Turkey could not agree with other states in the region has also proved to be wrong and the doors to new agreements with Egypt, Lebanon and Israel are now open with the agreement on Libya.