(Washington Examiner) "Turkey threatens Greece and Egypt in the Mediterranean Sea"
These threats of war by Turkey have been going on a long time now.
Turkey invaded and now occupies part of Cyprus since 1974.
Turkey committed genocide against Armenians in the early 1900s and more.
Turkey is part of the terrorist rebels commonly known as ISIS and allied with israel and the United States, and at times with Saudi Arabia and assorted proxy terrorists.
"Following Friday prayers at his new sectarian monument, the Hagia Sophia mosque, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced that Turkey is recommencing drilling surveys in an area of the eastern Mediterranean Sea internationally recognized as belonging to Greece.
Turkey recently suspended plans to conduct the surveys after Germany offered to mediate with Greece. Erdogan now says Greece isn't living up to its commitments. The critical issue: seeing as the Greek and Turkish armed forces are engaging in increasingly aggressive maneuvers, a conflict cannot be ruled out.
Erdogan knows this but is gambling on Turkey's superior navy deterring Greece. The president is also likely hoping that this gambit will strengthen his increasingly fragile domestic situation by playing to ultra-nationalist sentiments. That second point takes on particular importance for Erdogan. Wasting money on patronage and pet projects such as his 1,000 room palace, Erdogan has failed to undertake a much needed economic reform program. Making matters worse, the coronavirus pandemic has gutted Turkey's vital summer tourist economy. "
The risk, then, is that Turkey will take military action to prevent Greece from interceding against its unlawful survey efforts. What would happen next is hard to say. The Greek air force is far better trained than the Turkish equivalent, and the Greek army might hope to establish area denial strongholds in the Aegean Sea. But further out at sea, Turkey has the advantage, and Erdogan knows it. Russia would also almost certainly seek to take advantage of the situation by supporting an escalation between the two NATO member states. Erdogan would also try to use Russian President Vladimir Putin's involvement to his advantage, pressuring NATO and the European Union to grant him concessions in return for restored peace.
Yet, it's not just Greece that Turkey is threatening.
Ankara on Thursday also explicitly rejected a newly reached Greek-Egyptian maritime border agreement. Erdogan's foreign minister announced, "It is without a doubt that Turkey will not allow any activity at the area in question and will resolutely continue to defend her legitimate interests." This is serious stuff. The Egyptian-Turkish relationship is already very tense, with both nations actively supporting opposing sides in the ongoing Libyan civil war. Considering his reputation as a general-nationalist president, Abdel Fattah el-Sisi of Egypt would be reluctant to allow any perceived Turkish provocation in the Mediterranean to go unmet."
Sultan Erdogan and the Now Ottoman Empire
(The Economic Times) US military allegedly promoting ISIS in Afghanistan
“In my view, under the full [US] presence, surveillance, military, political, intelligence, Daesh has emerged. And for two years, the Afghan people came, cried loud about their suffering, of violations. Nothing was done,” he said.
Karzai further noted that US officials used Daesh as an excuse to drop an 11-ton GBU-43 Massive Ordnance Air Blast (MOAB) bomb, nicknamed the ‘Mother of all Bombs’, in Achin district of Afghanistan’s eastern province of Nangarhar on April 13, 2017.
"Fuk Greece and Russia! Let's get more heroin trade with the Turkeys.
Edited by shaktiman, Yesterday, 08:22 PM.