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Turkey accuses Greece of political manipulation

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The Turkish authorities condemned the decision of Greece to include two disputed islands in the Aegean Sea in the EU environmental program Natura 2000, reports RIA News statement by the Turkish Foreign Ministry.


Turkey accuses Greece of political manipulation


Recall the dispute over the territorial affiliation of the two rocky islands of Imia (Kardak) in the Aegean Sea in 1996, led to a crisis in relations between Turkey and Greece. The conflict managed to end after the intervention of NATO and the United States and international public organizations.

A bill has been passed in the Greek Parliament to include the Aegean Sea region, where the Kardak Rocks are located, in the coverage area of ​​the EU Natura 2000 program. We generally have no objections to the implementation of EU environmental programs, but Greece is trying to use them in its own interests, including in the context of the problems in the Aegean region ... Turkey’s attitude to Athens policy regarding the implementation of EU environmental programs, including the Natura 2000 program , was brought to the attention of the European Commission in detail in 1998 year,
said the representative of the Turkish Foreign Ministry Hami Aksoy.

According to the diplomat, "there is no doubt that Cardak Islands belong to Turkey, and this issue is not negotiable."

Ankara again calls on Athens to show common sense and abandon attempts to turn EU programs into an instrument of political manipulation,
concluded Aksoy.

In January, the Greek ships tried to enter the area of ​​the Cardak Islands, but the Turkish Navy did not allow them to enter the area of ​​disputed territories. At the same time, the Turkish military department stated that it would continue “to protect the interests of the country within the framework of international law”.

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  1. Herculesic
    Herculesic April 1 2018 11: 15
    +3
    Even then, the Greeks had to defend their islands by force of arms!
    1. Vadivak
      Vadivak April 1 2018 11: 21
      +3
      And which of the two NATO allies will the US support?
      1. Vladimirets
        Vladimirets April 1 2018 11: 30
        +8
        Quote: Vadivak
        And which of the two NATO allies will the US support?

        No one will sell weapons to both.
        1. Shurik70
          Shurik70 April 1 2018 16: 04
          0
          Nothing new.
          Turkey has always expressed grievances to Greece (or rather, Greece timidly objects to the seizure of its territory), they have a long-standing dispute, only now, in general, everyone in the world has reacted more sharply. If there was no shooting, then in general relations can be considered peaceful.
        2. Normal ok
          Normal ok April 1 2018 19: 49
          +1
          Quote: Vladimirets
          Quote: Vadivak
          And which of the two NATO allies will the US support?

          No one will sell weapons to both.

          Exactly, since Russia is selling to Armenia and Azerbaijan.
      2. Hire
        Hire April 1 2018 11: 30
        +5
        Quote: Vadivak
        And which of the two NATO allies will the US support?

        Both knock on the head. Although, today, it is more relevant for them to support Greece with the aim of pressure on the Turks.
      3. Nyrobsky
        Nyrobsky April 1 2018 12: 08
        +2
        Quote: Vadivak
        And which of the two NATO allies will the US support?

        Here you can’t say for sure. If NATO members begin to cut themselves, this will call into question the very existence of the bloc. Here, the clause of the charter on collective responsibility does not work, since there is no external enemy who has attacked one of the NATO members and everyone will have to look at this foreign side. On the other hand, the Americans also do not need to strengthen Turkey and its participation against the Kurds in Syria and Iraq. If you open a second front, then Turkey, which has “fought off American hands”, will face the issue of choosing a priority, which is more important, either 2 rocky islands in the Aegean Sea, or the threat of Kurdistan’s emergence in the southeast. It may well be that the United States at this stage is more interested in starting a conflict than in a peaceful settlement of the dispute over the islands.
      4. svp67
        svp67 April 1 2018 12: 38
        0
        Quote: Vadivak
        And which of the two NATO allies will the US support?

        And ANYONE, this "mess" until it has moved into the "hot stage" of the United States is beneficial.
      5. Incvizitor
        Incvizitor April 1 2018 13: 25
        +1
        In the event of a war (if it comes to it), the FSA will be afraid to touch the Turks and the Russian Federation to withdraw since the GDP is now friends with them, so I think no one will help the Greeks ...
    2. Alexander Romanov
      Alexander Romanov April 1 2018 11: 46
      0
      Catch the news, Russia 24 -Putin appointed Kadyrov as ambassador to the UK.
      1. Vladimirets
        Vladimirets April 1 2018 11: 49
        +7
        Quote: Alexander Romanov
        Putin appointed Kadyrov as ambassador to the UK.

        It would be better to say that everyone has a white back. recourse
        1. Alexander Romanov
          Alexander Romanov April 1 2018 12: 10
          0
          Quote: Vladimirets
          It would be better to say that everyone has a white back

          There are no blacks on the site, they will still believe
      2. Herculesic
        Herculesic April 1 2018 11: 56
        +1
        Alexander Romanov hi -so Kadyrov asked the ambassador to Israel wassat !!!
        1. karish
          karish April 1 2018 12: 04
          +2
          Quote: Herkulesich
          Alexander Romanov hi -so Kadyrov asked the ambassador to Israel wassat !!!

          Kadyrov Mosque in Abu Ghosh (Arab village near Jerusalem
          The city has long been known for the friendly attitude of its population towards the Jews. Local Arabs supported the creation of the state of Israel in 1948 [3], are loyal to Israeli politics, part of the city’s youth are volunteers in parts of the Israeli army)

          Allah gave money wink
          1. Alexander Romanov
            Alexander Romanov April 1 2018 12: 16
            0
            Quote: karish
            Allah gave money

            Communication is everything laughing
          2. Herculesic
            Herculesic April 1 2018 12: 51
            0
            That is why he wants to be your ambassador! wassat Builds all of Israel with mosques and minarets! !! wassat
    3. Don
      Don April 1 2018 11: 56
      0
      Quote: Herkulesich
      Even then, the Greeks had to defend their islands by force of arms!

      Remained more than once. This fuss lasts for more than a century hi
    4. Mar.Tirah
      Mar.Tirah April 1 2018 12: 32
      0
      The Greeks tried, it didn’t work. The Turks squeezed them out of there. just by the power of their weapons.
    5. Ramzay121
      Ramzay121 April 1 2018 13: 38
      +4
      "By force of arms"

      Are you serious? One Greek studied with me, who served in the Navy in a submarine in Greece. So he said that they had clear instructions on what to do if Turkey attacks. So, they should have immediately, without delay, retreat to their ports as quickly as possible. Because all the other scenarios were suicide. They were informed that the Turkish Armed Forces would last one week to be in Athens. And you are fantasizing here.
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      1. Trk-azr-fker
        Trk-azr-fker April 2 2018 16: 53
        0
        Insolent, are you Azerbaijani or Tatars? The Greeks lived here 2000 years before your ancestors began to breed horses and engage in robbery. The entire western part of the so-called Turkey is the original Greek lands, the entire eastern part is Armenia, the north and northeast are Cappadocia.
  2. 210ox
    210ox April 1 2018 11: 16
    +3
    Turkish Armed Forces will continue to defend their rights on the basis of international obligations? How is it? How is it in Cyprus?
    1. aszzz888
      aszzz888 April 1 2018 11: 28
      +5
      210ox (Dmitry) Today, 11: 16
      Turkish Armed Forces will continue to defend their rights on the basis of international obligations? How is it? How is it in Cyprus?

      Who has power is right. The Turks had good teachers. Yes and still remained.
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  3. aszzz888
    aszzz888 April 1 2018 11: 27
    +2
    In January, Greek ships tried to enter the Kardak Islands, but Turkish Navy ships did not allow them to enter the disputed area.
    A long time ago they have this fuss there. It fades, it pops up. request
  4. APASUS
    APASUS April 1 2018 11: 29
    +1
    Does the Western world destroy legislation with its own hands and immediately appeal to it? It is necessary to contact the guarantor, they will judge you there, although it is most likely impossible for the Turks to guarantee ..............
  5. Heterocapsa
    Heterocapsa April 1 2018 11: 32
    +4
    this planet is no longer working.
  6. Hurricane70
    Hurricane70 April 1 2018 12: 46
    +1
    So much for the super-duper North Atlantic invincible, the most powerful Steel Crumb alliance! They have a lot of contradictions inside, if not for the debt zindan and corrupt political leaders, this alliance would have cracked at the seams for a long time!
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  7. Trk-azr-fker
    Trk-azr-fker April 2 2018 16: 48
    0
    Quote: Ramzay121
    "By force of arms"

    Are you serious? One Greek studied with me, who served in the Navy in a submarine in Greece. So he said that they had clear instructions on what to do if Turkey attacks. So, they should have immediately, without delay, retreat to their ports as quickly as possible. Because all the other scenarios were suicide. They were informed that the Turkish Armed Forces would last one week to be in Athens. And you are fantasizing here.

    You, among the Turk-Azeri, megalomania has grown more than the Grand Canyon. What do you think in the world there is no power to put you in your place?
    1. Ramzay121
      Ramzay121 April 3 2018 13: 05
      +1
      Chill out, O "great" representative of the "oldest" people. I just stated the facts and conveyed what I was told.