BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:40 P.M.) – On Saturday, the Turkish Ministry of Defense announced that the leadership of its peace forces in Cyprus and the leadership of the security forces in the Republic of Northern Cyprus will launch maneuvers from September 6th to 10th in Northern Cyprus.

According to Anadolu Agency, the Turkish Ministry of Defense’s statement said that the “Mediterranean Storm” maneuvers, which are organized annually, aim to develop mutual training, cooperation and work together between the forces of the two countries.

The statement continued that “Turkish air, land and sea forces are participating in the exercises.”

The statement added that “the exercises include joint and actual exercises on air strikes and combat search and rescue operations.”

The maneuvers come at a time when the eastern Mediterranean region is witnessing increased tension in recent weeks between Greece and Turkey.

 

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Stern Daler
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Stern Daler
2020-09-06 01:25

Turkey has moved more than 40 Leo 2 A 4 MBT to Cyprus. They are among Turkey’s best tanks. The end user agreement with Germany does IMHO not include use on Cyprus. The EU plans to provide Cyprus with fully updated Leo 2 MBT from Spanish or Greek sources. US trains with Cyrus officers, has lifted the 1987 weapons embargo for non lethal military equipment and will waive it for all military equipment during the next fiscal year. Looks like the US have decided to side with Cyprus, Greece, France and the EU in the ongoing conflict. p.s. Additional, interested… Read more »

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2020-09-06 08:56
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Stern : a SINGLE CBU-97/105 bomb kills 40 tanks = 1 battalion : 40 submunitions separate in the air, each having an IR/EO targetting system and an EFP (explosive formed penetrator). The submunitions rotate in the air and when a vehicle is recognised, the EFP is shot. Turkey has such assets too near everybody in NATO or US arms clients buy this, including India, it’s also very effective against speedboats swarms and one of the main reasons the use of tactical nukes against massive armoured battalion swarms has became obsolete. In fact, such submunitions can also be loaded into MLRS… Read more »

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2020-09-09 03:30
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I also think we should do an Armata imitation on the basis of Puma.Plus a MBM T 72 style vehicle on that basis.
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Daeshbags Sux
Daeshbags Sux
2020-09-08 10:58
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We may call the operation to come “Sèvres Nemesis”. Turkey has gigantic hubris. In Greek tragedies, hubris is always followed by Nemesis…

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2020-09-09 03:32
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Create Kurdistan and extend Armenia as planed.