BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:40 A.M.) – On Monday, the Turkish Foreign Ministry said that the Turkish military presence in the Mediterranean region “does not aim to escalate tension there, but rather is for self-defense if necessary.”

In a statement published by the official Anadolu Agency, the ministry said that those who act in accordance with the concept of “I am the only owner of the Mediterranean” will be disappointed.

They added that Ankara has “the ability and capabilities to defeat the alliance of evil formed against it in the Mediterranean.”

The “alliance of evil” referenced by the Turkish Foreign Ministry is the ongoing military and economic alliance between Greece and Egypt in the eastern Mediterranean.

Last week, Greece and Egypt an agreement to demarcate the eastern Mediterranean, despite Turkey’s objections and warnings.

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Daeshbags Sux
Daeshbags Sux
2020-08-11 15:05

Self defence when Turkey violates international laws? ROFL!!!!
Reminds me of a dude I once knew. He aggressed and has beaten someone badly with a stick, the aggressed one defended himself as he could, the aggressor ended with a brown eye, then went to the cops and sued the aggressed dude, thanks to his lawyer!
Does Turkish govt. knows the meaning of the word…
A$$HOLE ???

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2020-08-12 12:44
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Ankara needs lessons about international law. Ankara thinks it has the fleet to fight against the outcome of the 1912 and 1923 wars. Because the Ottomans had no adequate fleet then, Now Greece owns the Islands and by custom the sea areas around them. Ankara believes it can do new aggressions like 1974 against Cyprus. Times have changed. Ankara claims the Islands lost to Italy in 1912 because they were given to Greece in 1947 since they were not part of the 1923 peace deal. Turkish permission was not needed by the bilateral agreement of Italy and Greece.

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2020-08-12 12:30

They added that Ankara has “the ability and capabilities to defeat the alliance of evil formed against it in the Mediterranean.” Defeat the EU about that constant aggression against Greece? No way – the Turks were helped and abetted by the US. Else their economy would have been sanctioned to death in 2015 – when they sent the Syrian migrants into Europe. They and the US are using the weapon of mass migration against the EU. And when the Greeks do something about Turkish migrant smuggling Ankara complains. Even when the Turkish nationals are caught red handed with their human… Read more »