Compared to Greece and Cyprus, [...] Turkey is more recalcitrant to acknowledging a role for the EU in this dispute.
Secondly, Turkey criticizes the EU’s political decisions, claiming that the EU does not have the competence to take a position on the Eastern Mediterranean dispute. This argument rests on the principle that the delimitation of maritime borders is not an EU competence. It is up to national governments to reach agreements with third parties. In the absence of such a network of agreements, the EU cannot claim that its maritime borders are being violated.