The prerogatives of the Gna Presidential Council were one of the main points of contention over the memorandum. While the opposition asserts that the Presidential Council does not have the power to accept such memorandums, its supporters claim that it represents the internationally recognized legitimate government, which means that it has the right to conclude treaties and agreements on behalf of the Libyan state. Article 8, paragraph 2 15 of the 2015 skhirat agreement, provides that « the conclusion of international agreements and treaties » is one of the Council`s tasks, « provided they are ratified by Parliament. » Article 8, paragraph 9, states that one of the tasks of the GNA Council of Ministers is to « negotiate international agreements and treaties ». 5 The continuing division between two parliaments, one in Tobruk and the other in Tripoli – as well as the expiry of the terms of office of the two parliaments – is another bone of contention over the interpretation of the memorandum and its degree of compliance with the legal provisions of the Libyan political settlement of 2015. Despite this controversy, it is in a Libyan scene dominated by complex local, regional and international considerations in which actors are unsery of constitutional kindness, not very useful to approach the memorandum from a legal point of view. « The agreement with Libya does not completely resolve disputes over the maritime territories of the eastern Mediterranean, but Ankara sees the agreement as an important advantage to support its legal and political arguments, » comments the agreement of the Libyan Observatory for News Almarsad Tags, which published the enenglish text libya MoU Text Turkey is and the legal consequences of the agreement have been disputed by a number of states in the region. , as well as the European Union. According to the European Union, the agreement « violates the sovereign rights of third countries, is not in accordance with the law of the sea and cannot have legal consequences for third countries. »  Cyprus and Egypt both considered the agreement « illegal », while Greece considers it « unconfessed » and « geographically absurd » because it ignores the presence of the islands of Crete, Kasos, Karpathos, Kastellorizo and Rhodes between the Turkish and Libyan coasts.  In Libya, in addition to the House of Representatives (HOR, the Libyan National Army (LNA), boycotted members of the Presidential Council, think tanks such as the Libya Institute for Advances Studies (LIAS) and numerous institutions and celebrities from all over Libya added their voices in protest and strongly condemned the GNA for signing the agreement with Turkey. , thus threatening national sovereignty and Libya`s peace and stability in the Mediterranean region. Nordic Monitor has received a copy of a recent maritime transport agreement between Turkey and Libya, which determines the Turkish and Libyan continental shelf and the coordinates of the exclusive economic zone.