BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:10 P.M.) – Greece’s Chief-of-Staff, General Konstantinos Floros, said on Friday that Turkey was a “destabilizing factor” in the region.

In an interview with his Israeli counterpart, Aviv Kochavi, in Israel, he explained that Turkey represents a threat to Greece and the current situation in the Eastern Mediterranean region.

Floros that his forces are ready to defend the territorial integrity, rights and sovereignty of Greece against any Turkish threat.

He also stressed the need for coordination between the Eastern Mediterranean countries to preserve the security of the region and the prosperity of its citizens.

According to the Greek media, the two parties discussed deepening military cooperation between the two countries, which includes joint actions and training with the participation of the three armed branches.

A senior Greek official confirmed his country’s readiness “with all means necessary” to protect its sovereignty in light of Turkish violations in the Eastern Mediterranean, declaring its readiness to discuss many issues with Turkey.

Relations between Greece and Turkey are traditionally sensitive, and Athens has accused its neighbor in recent years of allowing tens of thousands of refugees to access the Greek islands, as well as heightened tension over Turkey’s violation of oil exploration off Cyprus.

Tensions between Turkey and Greece have recently been escalating due to disputes over the rights to explore for gas and oil in the eastern Aegean Sea and other political issues such as the migration file, as well as the dispute over the island of Cyprus.

 

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Daeshbags Sux
Daeshbags Sux
2020-07-18 05:03

If some had doubts about Turkey’s dirty shenanigans, they’re really into invading 8 countries :comment image
… for a start!

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2020-07-18 11:19
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Big plans in dead against Cyprus and the small EU member states on the Balkans. I wonder, which army Erdogan plans to use for his conquests? IMHO He will at least need Russian or US forces! His Turks are not adequate for the task. Because the Lisbon Treaty incorporates in the rules applicable to the Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) a collective self-defence clause (Article 42(7) of the Treaty on European Union). When an EU country is the target of armed aggression on its territory, the other EU countries must assist it by all the means in their power.

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2020-07-18 11:30

Greece, Israel, Cyprus and Egypt plan to build a gas pipline to the EU. Turkey plans to crash into the deal by force and to exploit other nations gas fields in the EU maritime acquis. Since 2015 Egypt has found gas resources.The Zohr gas field is the largest ever natural gas find in the Mediterranean Sea, almost twice the size of the nearby Israeli Leviathan gas field.

BTW. It would be nice if I could login via Google again. So that I do not need moderation any more.