view from onboard the US Navy (USN) Sacramento Class Fast Combat Support Ship, USS SEATTLE (AOE 3), showing The Greece Navy Hydra Class (Meko 200HN) Frigate, Hellenic Ship (HS) PSARA (F 454), underway conducting Replenishment At Sea (RAS) operations during Operation ENDURING FREEDOM. An H2.50 caliber machine gun sits at rest unmanned in the foreground

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday that Greece got the “first response” from Turkey in the ongoing Mediterranean crisis, hinting at the recent incident between Turkish and Greek frigates.

“We said that if you attack Oruc Reis, the consequences would be great. And today, they received the first response”, Erdogan said, speaking in Ankara.

The Turkish-Greek tensions escalated this week after Turkey’s Oruc Reis research vessel began exploration drilling in Greek-claimed waters in the Mediterranean on Monday.

Earlier in the day, the Greek Armyvoice.gr news portal reported, citing sources, that Greek naval frigate Limnos and Turkish frigate Kemalreis (F-247) “touched” each other in the eastern Mediterranean Sea. The incident happened in close proximity to Oruc Reis.

The area is heavily patrolled by both Turkish and Greek vessels.

Tensions between two NATO allies increased again earlier in August, after Greece and Egypt signed a maritime deal on an exclusive economic zone (EEZ) in the eastern Mediterranean.

Ankara then slammed the agreement as “null and void,” saying that Athens and Cairo share no sea border, and claimed that the area of the EEZ was in fact located on Turkey’s continental shelf. The Greece-Egypt deal prompted Turkey to resume seismic research in the eastern Mediterranean.

 

Source: Sputnik

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zman
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zman
2020-08-14 15:34

Funny how Erdo likes some rules, but others he ignores. Aaaah, the life of being a Pasha.

Daeshbags Sux
Daeshbags Sux
2020-08-14 19:58
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Does he only understand why France only sent two Rafales to Cyprus rather than 1 or 2 squadrons that could defend the airspace against a Turkish aggression… Does he only understand that Rafale is also a nuclear bomber and that Ankara is into ASMPA range?
It’s not the use in FrAF, but I think we should show pictures of Rafales on the Pafos airport with live ASMPA under their bellies and in position to take off immediately… Maybe once he’ll understand that his a$$ is on the line, he’ll get that we’re not joking…

Daeshbags Sux
Daeshbags Sux
2020-08-14 20:00
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Do you know how the last 3 pashas ended?
🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

Stern Daler
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Stern Daler
2020-08-15 10:10
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Purely internal prìck measuring gestures. The French ship exercising with the Greeks swims in a superior league. Turkish ships are old tech.
Just like Turk tanks.Good for ego and against Cyprus.

Ink
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2020-08-15 04:06

Show us the video that they posted with the kemal reis kneeling to the left and Limnos partitipation in exercises with the French Navy to understand the message that he gave..

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2020-08-15 10:04
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French frigate is fairly new stealth type. Message is we can come close to shoot you with impunity. So no accidents with Greek ships. IMHO much of Turk moves are purely internal sabre rattling and prìck measuring gestures. They must know that they run against a solid wall. Turks are pissed off that nobody does business with them.