Libya's UN-recognised government signed an agreement Wednesday regarding maritime boundaries in the Mediterranean sea. According to Reuters News Agency, this could create disputes between Turkey and other countries over issues of natural resource exploration. Relations are already tense between Greece and Turkey over Turkish drilling near Cyprus.
Egypt, situated to the west of Libya, described the agreement as "illegal", while Greece pointed out the agreement ignores the existence of the Greek island of Crete, situated between Turkey and Libya. No details were given of where the maritime border would be situated.
The two governments further announced a deal to expand security and military cooperation. Greece and Turkey, long-time regional rivals, have been at odds over Mediterranean energy resources. Egypt has also had tense relations with Turkey, who are backing opposing sides in Libya's civil war, including with military support and arms.