Turkey's oil and natural gas production, is much lower than its consumption. In this situation, it is required to increase the diversity of the resources need to meet the consumption. The Eastern Mediterranean is an important region to make new discoveries which is included into production. In this context Turkey should solve the problems remaining unresolved by increasing the activity in the region until a moment ago that will broaden the right and authority to the field.
The purpose of study named “Turkey’s Legal Status with the Petroleum and Natural Gas Resources in Eastern Mediterranean in Context of International Law of the Sea”, authority in areas where oil and gas resources in the region to analyze the problems and limitations and by explanations of the legal position of Turkey, is to make scientific findings related to the required work and operations. In this context, the resources of the International Maritime Law briefly explained, subsequently the study subjects were given information on maritime jurisdiction which it relates. The discrepancy between the alleged and likely maritime jurisdictions of the states in the region have been introduced. Then, the principles on the limitation of maritime jurisdiction are described. Finally, the maritime jurisdiction areas of the states in the eastern Mediterranean Sea, were discussed on the issue of oil and gas resources.
Keywords: Law of the Sea, The Eeastern Mediterranean, Oil, Gas, Turkey.