HL Deb 03 April 1996 vol 571 c39WA
Lord Kennet

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Why they are unwilling publicly to acknowledge Greece's international border with Turkey, and whether they have discussed the matter with the United States.

Lord Chesham

The precise demarcation of the border between Greece and Turkey involves judgments on the complex international legal background to maritime boundaries in the Aegean. The matter is one for the parties to sort out in accordance with international law. The best way to proceed must be to submit the dispute to arbitration. We regularly discuss tensions in the Aegean with the United States.