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BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:40 P.M.) – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has promised Greece that any attack on his country’s civilian ships in the Eastern Mediterranean will not remain without a response by Ankara.

In a televised speech delivered on Friday in Istanbul, the Turkish President indicated that his country has the longest maritime border in the eastern Mediterranean, adding: “The slightest attack can be directed against our civilian ships in the eastern Mediterranean. We cannot keep it without a response.”

Erdogan confirmed that the Turkish vessel “Uruj Rais” for research and exploration will continue its work in the eastern Mediterranean until August 23.

These statements came in conjunction with a delegation of Turkish army commanders headed by Defense Minister Hulusi Akar on an inspection visit to the command center of military ships in charge of protecting the vessel in the eastern Mediterranean waters.

This comes in light of the recent escalation in the eastern Mediterranean, where Turkey recently announced the resumption of exploration work south of a Greek island

 

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Ink
Ink
2020-08-15 04:00

Xaxa . Tell him to come again when they will repair the kemal reis frigate.. Frigate Limnos will be there..

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2020-08-15 10:21
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Intra Turkish rituals. ErDogs bark.

Daeshbags Sux
Daeshbags Sux
2020-08-15 02:20

OK, let’s attack the military ships and just confiscate the civilian ones. Since Erdogan targetted a French frigate, now, according to Hague Convention, he has already started the war with the EU, we have a casus belli, we can attack Turkey at will…

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2020-08-15 10:19
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The Social Democratic Ebert Charity still speaks of Solidarity. We should not miss the opportunity to block all future mass migration via Turkey at no extra cost. Sink a few of the ships that protect the human traffickers.

Mario Donnini
Mario Donnini
2020-08-19 20:13
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The incident dates back to Wednesday 12. According to the Turkish version, the Greek frigate “Limnos” (NATO code F451) carried out a disturbance maneuver against the Turkish seismic exploration ship “Oruc Reis”, engaged in energy research activities within the Zone economic exclusive (Zee) Greek not recognized by Ankara. At this point, the Turkish frigate of the escort device “Kemal Reis” (NATO code F247) would have intervened, hindering the Greek frigate, ramming it, damaging its stern and forcing it to return. The ship in the illustration you show belongs to the Russian Navy.

Daeshbags Sux
Daeshbags Sux
2020-08-15 02:17

The Lafayette stealth frigate is around… I smell some Exoceting to come

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2020-08-15 10:14
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Waun’t happen. ErDogAn knows his place. Lafayette is close to a battle ship.
Purely internal.