BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:15 A.M.) – Turkey announced on Thursday that it had “suspended the passage of the Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias’ plane, last night, through its airspace, after the Turkish aviation authorities were late in allowing it to cross from Iraq,” noting that this was not intentional.

The Turkish Foreign Ministry said, in a statement in response to what was reported by the Greek media on this subject:

“The allegations about intentionally keeping a plane with the Greek Foreign Minister in the air are unfounded,” stressing that “the Greek Foreign Minister’s plane took off from Iraq without presenting a flight plan. ”

The Turkish Foreign Ministry added that “the Greek minister’s plane completed its flight safely after the Iraqi authorities submitted the flight plan,” noting that “it is not possible for any plane to conduct its flight in our airspace without prior permission, and in this incident providing the safety of the Greek Foreign Minister is necessary.”

Greek media reported that “the Turkish Air Force intercepted the plane of the Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias over the Turkish-Iraqi airspace, specifically in the airspace of Mosul, after refusing the flight permit provided by Greece.”

The Greek ERT channel reported that the Turkish authorities had intercepted the plane of the Greek Foreign Minister and kept it in the airspace for about 20 minutes. The channel said, “This act goes beyond the concept of good neighborliness and violates the rules of diplomatic conduct.”

Relations between Greece and Turkey has been troubled by several disputes, ranging from the right of every state in the areas of the Mediterranean and even the dispute over Cyprus, ethnically divided between the two countries.

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Stern Daler
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2020-10-17 11:54

Turkey commits every chicanery it can to show its power.
The EU should close it air to Turkish fights as retaliation.

Turkey has invaded and illegally occupied 36% of Cyprus.

Daeshbags Sux
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2020-10-18 03:39
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Here’s the reason for the lack of reactions! https://tinyurl.com/y9ebgkoh

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2020-10-18 11:04
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Nice find. But IMHO there are other and more reasons. After the plan of a Jihadist Syria on Russia’s back door failed – the geo-strategic school that follows Mackinder like  successors: Brzeziński, Francis Fukuyama, Robert Kagan, William Kristol, Richard Perle, Charles Krauthammer, Edward Luttwak, Samuel P. Huntington, Paul Wolfowitz…not to forget Friedman who claims that Turkey can eat Germany in a day and France in half that time) tries it closer to the bears nest. https://(/geopolitical/nato-energy-geopolitics-and-conflict-caucasus Note: Rick Rozoff is linked to  Réseau Voltaire International  but IMHO his ideas are possible reality. p.s. A provocation of Russia is not in… Read more »

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2020-10-20 01:29
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Daeshbag Sux link ‘https://tinyurl.com/y9ebgkoh’ is fake.It turns into ‘The Guardian’
How to Check if a TinyURL
WarningDecoding a TinyURL shows you the original site address. But this information alone is no guarantee the link is safe to click on. Use the same precaution for a decoded TinyURL link as you would for any unfamiliar site that you are visiting on the internet.

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2020-10-20 05:58
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Yes. I linked the original URL. Guardian still offers independent journalism.

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2020-10-20 06:43
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I found an article from 2016”Why an Israeli Newspaper Wanted to ‘Flatten’ a City of Millions … Beirut” https://www.globalresearch.ca/why-an-israeli-newspaper-wanted-to-flatten-a-city-of-millions-beirut/55

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2020-10-20 21:21
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Thank you. Nice find. I linked as usual with such finds.

For some odd reason my freak browser lands me here: https://www.globalresearch.ca/administration-s-offenses-impeachable/55

The site Global Research is controversial anyway.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michel_Chossudovsky#Centre_for_Research_on_Globalization

But I think I found a similar article from a another source.

https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20160228-why-an-israeli-newspaper-wanted-to-flatten-a-city-of-millions/

Yeast: Israel will apply disproportionate force if attacked.

But this source is also attacked by some.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Middle_East_Monitor

Because it is connected to Middle East Eye and possibly Muslim Brotherhood..

But with the right search word I found lots of links that comment on the original article.

https://www.google.de/search?client=kmeleon&num=100&q=Should%20Israel%20Flatten%20Beirut%20to%20Destroy%20Hezbollah%27s%20Missilesq=Should%20Israel%20Flatten%20Beirut%20to%20Destroy%20Hezbollah%27s%20Missiles

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2020-10-17 04:40

Turkey is starting WW3. Greek and Arabs
”October 1 Erdogan told Turkish lawmakers
“Some countries in our region did not exist yesterday, and they may not exist in the future, but God willing, we will continue to raise our flag in this region forever.”
He was apparently referring to Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Oman, and other Gulf countries.”Published in Arabic on Twitter.

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2020-10-20 07:17
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Erdogan is starting WWI again. Greek and Arabs – and all EU. He is not satisfied with the results of the Lausanne peace treaty that ended WWI and the Caliphate. In the same speech he claims “2200 years of uninterrupted state tradition” in Turkey’s history. Not bad for a nation that only came to Anatolia after 1071 and did a relaunch as an independent state after 1923. But quite seriously – I do see Erddogan’s Turkey as one of those countries that have no roots, no traditions, and no morals, and which derive their power from colonialism and greed. Because… Read more »