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) -. Just as it appeared that Germany had brought the two sides together earlier this month, Greece and Egypt signed a maritime agreement that overlapped on the eve of talks with Turkey. ISTANBUL/ANKARA (Reuters) – Libya`s internationally recognized government and Turkey have signed an agreement on maritime borders in the Mediterranean that could complicate Ankara`s disputes over energy exploration with other countries. Athens has tried to highlight these distortions at the highest diplomatic level. However, since the memorandum is a bilateral agreement between two internationally recognized governments, its objections are exempted for limited results. Technically, “maritime zones” are unilateral declarations of contiguous areas, EEZ borders or territorial coastal states within maritime areas that are not linked to other neighbouring states. On the other hand, “maritime borders” are in line with the restrictions imposed by an agreement to determine the relevant borders between states in the event of marine overlapping or multiple claims to the territory. The main contribution of the agreement was to ensure the resurgence of the borders of the EEZ and the eleven continents within the eastern Mediterranean, since this is the second agreement on the delimitation of maritime borders – after the agreement with the TRNC – signed in the eastern Mediterranean with a riparian state, while Greece`s agreements with Egypt and southern Cyprus have largely lost their legitimacy. The maritime agreement signed on 27 November, Turkey and the Libyan government in Tripoli ignore the high waters around the divided island of Cyprus and the number of Greek islands, including Crete.