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Apr 07

1976 Bern Agreement

“As long as Greece respects the Berne agreement and abandons oil exploration outside its territorial waters, Turkey will also respect this agreement,” he said. The dispute over the Continental Shelf (CS) is the result of the absence of a delimitation agreement between the two countries and has implications for the general balance of rights and interests of the Aegean Sea, as it concerns areas attributable to Turkey and Greece beyond the 6-mile sea. On 10 August 1976, Greece sent a note to the President of the Security Council requesting an emergency meeting of the Council, stating that “following the recent gross violations of Greece`s sovereign rights in the Aegean continental shelf, Turkey has created a dangerous situation that threatens international peace and security.” On the same day, Greece opened proceedings against Turkey for “a dispute over the delimitation of the continental shelf of Greece and Turkey in the Aegean Sea and the respective legal rights of those states to investigate and operate the Aegean KS” for unilateral application to the ICJ. Also on the same day, Greece submitted a request for interim safeguards. In accordance with the Security Council`s decision and the court`s rejection of Greek claims and claims, Turkey and Greece signed an agreement in Bern on 11 November 1976. As part of this agreement, the parties decided to negotiate an agreement on the delimitation of the continental shelf. They also pledged to refrain from any initiative or action concerning the continental shelf of the Aegean Sea. The Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works, also known as the Bern Convention, is an international copyright convention that was first adopted in Bern, Switzerland, in 1886. [1] THE ACCORD OF BERNE BETWEEN TURKEY AND GREECE (November 11, 1976) August 25, 1976, in Resolution 395 (1976), the Security Council, in Resolution 395 (1976), called on the parties to “resume direct negotiations on their differences” and called on them to “do everything in their power to ensure that these negotiations lead to mutually acceptable solutions.” The Council also called on “Turkey and Greece to continue to take into account, in this regard, the contribution that the appropriate judicial means, in particular the ICJ, can make to the resolution of all the legal differences they may see in their current dispute.” Made in Bern, in two copies, in French, November 11, 1976.