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BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:30 A.M.) – The Turkish Foreign Ministry considered that “the landing of French military aircraft in the Republic of Cyprus under the pretext of conducting maneuvers violates the 1960 Treaty.”

The Turkish Foreign Ministry stated that, with this step, France “seriously encourages Greece, which is responsible for the tension in the eastern Mediterranean, to escalate the tension further.”

The ministry confirmed that Turkey “will thwart all attempts by those who seek to exclude Ankara and Turkish Cyprus, in the eastern Mediterranean.”

The Greek Ministry of Defense announced that Greece, France, Italy and Cyprus will hold military exercises from Wednesday, August 26 to Friday, August 28 to the south of the island of Crete in the eastern Mediterranean, where tensions have recently escalated between Athens and Ankara.

“Cyprus, Greece, France and Italy have agreed to deploy a joint presence in the eastern Mediterranean within the framework of the Quartet Cooperation Initiative (SQAD),” the ministry said in a statement.

The statement pointed out that “tension and instability in the eastern Mediterranean have increased disagreements on issues regarding the maritime domain (demarcation of borders, migrations, the influx of refugees …)”.

In addition, the Turkish Ministry of Defense announced on Wednesday that exercises will be held in the eastern Mediterranean.

It explained that the Turkish “TCG Barbaros” frigate, the Turkish “TCG Burgazada” corvette, and the American destroyer “USS Winston S. Churchill”, carried out the exercises in the Eastern Mediterranean.

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Stern Daler
2020-08-27 10:36

Obviously the Turks do not know what is written in the 1960 Treaty of Guarantee between Cyprus, Greece, Turkey and the United Kingdom. Article I bans Cyprus from participating in any political union or economic union with any other state. Article II requires the other parties to guarantee the independence, territorial integrity and security of Cyprus. So here we have Turkey occupying Northern Cyprus, issuing it currency there, drilling in Cyrus EEZ, telling Cyprus and others what they are allowed to do in Southern Cyprus. p.s. Obviously the US masters of Turkey encourage Ankara again and hold sea manoeuvres with… Read more »

Daeshbags Sux
Daeshbags Sux
2020-08-28 02:59
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With Egypt and EU involved, the 6th fleet could perfectly end banned from the Mediterranean sea!
Egypt can forbid the transit of the Suez channel, then USA would regret having acted against maintaining its international status in 1956…
Then Spain can deny access to its territorial waters too :
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Daeshbags Sux
Daeshbags Sux
2020-08-28 03:07
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I’m not sure anyone is in control of Erdogan follies, not even himself : only cocaine is in control, all he needs is adding meth and he’ll do nut job just like Adolf. There’s nothing worse than a politician high on coke!

Human
Human
2020-08-27 08:46

Sink UNHUMAN GENOCIDALS! Even if this will pollute Mediterranean Sea; those STUFFS will surely float… SHITS !