[OSM-talk] Disputed border between Greece and Turkey near Imia/Kardak in the Aegean Sea (was: Re: [Geocoding] Boundries of Kardak Islands)

Florian Schäfer florian at schaeferban.de
Thu Mar 30 19:41:48 UTC 2017

Dear İlhami Özer,

These borders are disputed and the island is claimed by both Greece and

There was a recent incident near the island in January: "A Turkish navy
missile boat accompanied with two special-forces speedboats entered the
area around the islets on 29 January 2017. According to the statement
issued by the Defence Ministry of Greece, they were blocked and warned
by Greek coast guard vessels and withdrew from the area after about
seven minutes. The Turkish armed forces denied that the ships were
blocked but did not otherwise deny the incident; they stated that the
mission was a part of an inspection of the Aksaz Naval Base by chief of
General Staff Hulusi Akar, who was on board at the time." (Source:
Wikipedia article about the island

You (I assume it's you, because of the similarity of your username
<https://www.openstreetmap.org/user/iloz> and your real name and the
proximity of time to your e-mail to the list) now changed the borders to
reflect your point of view in this changeset yesterday:
https://openstreetmap.org/changeset/47194531 .

I'm not an expert on borders and how disputed borders are handled in
OSM, so I forward this to the talk-list, because this probably needs
more discussion.


Am 27.03.2017 um 10:36 schrieb ilhami özer:
> Dear Openstreetmap valuable workers,
> This situation is really important for us. The two islands are within
> bounderies of Turkey Republic. As you can see on the image which we
> sent attachment these two islands out of boundries of Turkey on your
> tile images. We did necessary changes on feature parts. Please can you
> make these changes on your basemap.
> Kindly request.
> -- 
> İlhami ÖZER 
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