view from onboard the US Navy (USN) Sacramento Class Fast Combat Support Ship, USS SEATTLE (AOE 3), showing The Greece Navy Hydra Class (Meko 200HN) Frigate, Hellenic Ship (HS) PSARA (F 454), underway conducting Replenishment At Sea (RAS) operations during Operation ENDURING FREEDOM. An H2.50 caliber machine gun sits at rest unmanned in the foreground

BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:40 P.M.) – On Wednesday, the Greek Ministry of Defense condemned Turkey’s continued provocations in the eastern Mediterranean region and its violation of the country’s maritime borders.

The Ministry of Defense said in a statement on Wednesday that “the ships of the Turkish Navy were at a distance of 60 nautical miles south of the Greek island of Kastellorizo, which constitutes a violation of the maritime borders,” explaining that the Greek naval fleet is in the area to monitor Turkish activities.

Meanwhile, the Turkish Minister of Energy and Natural Resources Fatih Donmaz said in a tweet that the Uruj Reis vessel launched the seismic cables in the Mediterranean to conduct the two-dimensional survey,” indicating that the surveywill run until August 23.

On Tuesday, the Turkish coast guard announced that 3 people were injured, one of them in serious condition, as a result of Greek naval attack on a civilian boat.

At the same time, Greek Foreign Minister, Nikos Dendias, called on Turkey to withdraw its ship from the Greek continental shelf .

Turkey and Greece are currently in a row over the maritime borders of the eastern Mediterranean; this has culminated in a war of words and Athens new alliance with Egypt in the region.

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Stern Daler
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Stern Daler
2020-08-12 19:33

Uruj Reis, Arudsch, called Baba Arudsch or by the Europeans Barbarossa or Barbarossa Horuk (Turkish Oruç, * 1473 in Mytilini on Lesbos, † 1518 near Tlemcen), was an important Ottoman corsair in the western Mediterranean and ruler of Algiers. If Turkey calls a ship after him and sends it prospecting, this is a intentional provocation of all EU maritime powers. News Desk is incomplete. Article 42(7) of the Mastricht EU treaty binds all EU nations to mutual defense. It is the Turkish narrative that this is Turkey against Greece or whatever. Last month EU foreign ministers had met and initiated… Read more »

Daeshbags Sux
Daeshbags Sux
2020-08-13 15:49
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Ah, my mother in law is from Tlemcen. There are many Algerians regretting having followed the Soviets, the caids and the ulemas rather than having went along with France. Thus, things have evolved : from TARFU, now they’ve became SNAFU

Daeshbags Sux
Daeshbags Sux
2020-08-13 15:52
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Any way, without a severe spanking, the 2 bits “sultan” won’t understand! He really must stop with cocaine too!

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2020-08-13 17:18
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It is spelled Sèvres not severe. 😛 He banks on US protection. They want him to be the scurge of Russia and the EU. But can the US really help when the EU reads him the riot act?

p.s. But the US already trains Cypriote military and has lifted 1987 weapons embargo.

He really must stop with cocaine too!

Sure he is broke and should change to Syrian Jihadi made speed.