BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:15 P.M.) – Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşolu said that French President Emmanuel Macron has “went crazy” in view of the developments in the Libyan and Syrian arenas and on the maritime borders in the eastern Mediterranean.

Cavusoglu said,as quoted by RT: “In Libya, France supported Haftar and made a huge mistake … Things changed, balances changed, Haftar was defeated and Macron went crazy.”

Speaking to reporters in Ankara, he also said that Turkey had dispelled French hope that Haftar would take control of the Libyan capital by providing military support to the Government of National Accord and countering Haftar’s attack in June.

Speaking of Macron, he said, “this insanity, has fallen in his hand .. Immediately afterwards, he said that our ships came into contact with his ships in the eastern Mediterranean, but he could not document this and he was ashamed.”

The Turkish diplomat stated that France was the most provocative country to Greece in the eastern Mediterranean, and urged it to cooperate with Turkey to achieve regional stability.

He said, “There is no need for such hysterical behavior on the part of France. This makes it a matter of ridicule .. We are two countries in NATO.”

There has been no immediate comment from the Elysee Palace or the French Foreign Ministry on Çavuşolu’s statements, RT said.

Relations between Turkey and France, the two partners in NATO, has deteriorated due to the conflicting policies in Syria and Libya and Turkey’s dispute with Greece over energy resources, and the two sides exchanged harsh criticisms in recent weeks.

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Ankara accuses Paris of providing political support to the commander of the Libyan National, Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar, in the face of the Government of National Accord, which is based in Tripoli.

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Daeshbags Sux
Daeshbags Sux
2020-09-05 16:58

I think we all know who is acting insane in the Middle-East! How funny now Mevlüt wants dialogue now the aircraft carrier is coming…
Then he just recognized that Turkey violates the UNSC resolution on Libya while… Where are “crazy” Macron’s militaries in Libya???? All that we see are Turks, Turkish drones and jihadists!!! Turkey likes dialogue with Syria or when it bombs Iraq too…

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2020-09-05 22:14
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Interesting bit of info. What ships from what nations come with the de Gaulle?
I hope you invited ships from the North Sea like on the last vagance in the East.

Daeshbags Sux
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2020-09-06 02:20
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I can’t tell what the escort is made of, just that she has been ordered to join the Cyprus area. Well, this is 40,000 tons of diplomacy…

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2020-09-06 12:15
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No good to send a ship into an area where Your allies have an unsinkable carrier like Crete Better send the 3 Mistral class ships with a full MBT load to Cyprus and sweep out the 40 Turkish Leo 2A4 ther. 😉

Daeshbags Sux
Daeshbags Sux
2020-09-07 01:20
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In case you don’t know, Turkey builds interesting ALCMs, e.g. the Roketsan SOM…Kasteli in Crete or Karpathos and Santorini are well known… Knowing where a carrier w.o. transponder on and w.o. owning satellites is not so easy… My 2cts the Apache missiles have been taken out their storage cocoons. I’m not sure about the real range : 140km+ was said to the Senate, but they also said 250km+ for the SCALP which’s real range has been leaked by the UK : 560km… Erkilet AB may need some deep penetration strike, or not… AMHA, first thing first, we neutralise the 14… Read more »

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2020-09-09 03:51
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Did not know. But EU together should have enough fire power to saturate ships and airfields.

Americanjoe
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2020-09-06 06:13
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France was directly responsible for destroying looting and encouraging the destruction of Libya. All the prosperity of the people including billions in cash gold and a trillion dollar underground freshwater aquifer This does not even get into the light sweet crude oil. The Turks are like the Israeli stern gang bottom feeders. Macroonitunes french granny lover is a rothschild toyboy. Worthless puppet of the money printers turks get too play bad cop to the west’s good cop. Best way too beat them is to ignore them and build strong true regional alliances and friendships The battle is for total asset… Read more »

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2020-09-09 03:54
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Turkey wants colonies for an old style Ottoman Empire.
I am not sure but IMHO the US was driving the 2011 war.

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2020-09-05 22:07

This Turkish statement is a lump of shìt created for domestic consumption only. Not Macron but Wesir Çavuşoğlu and his AKP Caliph are totally deranged. The US intervened on Turkey’s behalf and demanded that the EU nations must not target Turkey because that ups the Russian position in Libya. That is definitely a Turkish victory but none achieved by Turkish power. And that is why the allies of Marshal Haftar did not get additional resources when Turky send Jihadi and arms to back Fayiz as-Sarradsch the strongman of the GNA interim government. According to Aguila Saleh speaker of the: House… Read more »

Daeshbags Sux
Daeshbags Sux
2020-09-06 09:38
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and demanded that the EU nations must not target Turkey because that ups the Russian position in Libya It didn’t prevented the Rafales from demolishing air defenses (again). Few may know it, but the Hawk-XXI with the Sentinel radar is even more interesting than Patriot PAC-3/3MSE in the counter-aircraft role. Actually, most of those buying either Patriot with or without THAAD as well as S-400 or S-300 and even S-200 in the old days misinterpret their use, for sure, you can launch this against anything, but the primary goals are totally different US backed diplomatic moves are on the way… Read more »

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2020-09-06 11:47
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 Sarradsch and GNA were based on Jihadi mercenaries for protection. That US decision to support them was aimed at excluding other powers and creating a power vacuum near an original French zone of influence. IMHO again sort of a pipeline war to gain control on who can send gas to EU e.g. via Trans Sahara projects. Just like the Syrian war and the discussion about North Stream 2 are about that. And just like support for regional power Turkey to keep EU and Russia weaker is about that. Let us hope the US completely stops interfering in EU against Turkey spat.… Read more »

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2020-09-06 12:01
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It did not prevent French maneuvers with Egypt eiter.

That an US Under-Secretary issued the demand to EU governments shows how low the US regard of their EU vassals who support the NATO is. Not only try the US to set up Turkey to control the paths of possible pipelines to the EU. They trust EU governments suffer from enough Stockholm syndrome to go along with US actions against the EU – when a low ranking US official orders them.

We need more common EU army and SWIFT payment must be set in Euro not Dollar for good measure.

Daeshbags Sux
Daeshbags Sux
2020-09-07 01:24
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Turkey/Qatar went further! What d’ya think the mess in W-Africa was about?
EU gas pipelines system:
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As we are : Mali, Niger, Chad, Somalia = Uranium : Somalia=UK mines; Mali, Niger, Chad= Areva
And we’re the only ones to have moved our bütts!

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2020-09-07 22:28
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Your firms harvest the doe – so you do the butts.

Daeshbags Sux
Daeshbags Sux
2020-09-08 11:18
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Stern : if the EU’s air is breathable, it’s mainly due to our nuke plants! Don’t you remember how it was polluted when we were kids? BTW, the greens make me laugh : now they also do protests against wind turbines because they’re ugly and change the slow the wind and well, once solar panels end out of use, there is heavy metal and polluting stuff in, not speaking about cadmium and nickel in batteries… Mark my words, let’s use just the uranium we need for France, you’ll see the same Greens doing protests because of power shortages and sue… Read more »

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2020-09-09 04:01
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Cadmium batteries are out. Panels contain silver etc.. Most will be recycled in Germany because it is expensive. IMHO we should not have retired the old nuke plants and build additional Thorium plants. Your uranium serves your French profits. So do not argue.