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Hit and gone. Turkish freighter rammed a Greek gunboat

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Another serious incident occurred in the Aegean Sea - a Turkish cargo ship attempted to ram the ship of the Greek Navy, website militaire.gr reports. The incident occurred on Friday around 4 in the morning near Lesbos Island.


Hit and gone. Turkish freighter rammed a Greek gunboat


The Turkish merchant ship approached from the left to the gunboat Armatolos, which was patrolling east of Mitilini. One maneuver the ship tried to hit the middle of the ship. Immediately after that, it quickly went to the Turkish waters.
- informs edition.

As a result of the incident, none of the crew members was injured, the gunboat also did not receive serious damage, but as noted by militaire.gr, this episode was considered serious and suspicious.

In recent months, relations between Athens and Ankara have sharply escalated. Turkey questions the territorial affiliation of a number of islands in the Aegean Sea and constantly violates the air and sea space of Greece. In February, a Turkish ship rammed a Greek coast guard ship. Since the beginning of March, two Greek soldiers have been detained in a Turkish prison for being accidentally crossing the border while on patrol. The rhetoric of politicians of both countries leads to escalation of tension, RIA reports News

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  1. Kaskad
    Kaskad 4 May 2018 12: 17
    +4
    Well, the Greeks and Turks, the historical conflict .. Russia also knows about it! We will see ..
    They are NATO members .. and it’s our business to observe and hold back a little
    1. igorserg
      igorserg 4 May 2018 12: 38
      +5
      "NATO" is a temporary phenomenon ... how many NATO exist ... 70 years, and the Greeks and Russian co-religionists are more than 1000 years old. Turks will play out sooner or later.
      1. Hire
        Hire 4 May 2018 13: 00
        +6
        Quote: igorserg
        "NATO" is a temporary phenomenon ... how many NATO exist ... 70 years, and the Greeks and Russian co-religionists are more than 1000 years old. Turks will play out sooner or later.

        I read the elders ... They said that the new World War will begin with the conflict between Greece and Turkey. In particular, Paisius of Athos ...
        1. igorserg
          igorserg 4 May 2018 13: 17
          +2
          Well, if Paisius was read, then the conflict will be between Russia and Turkey, and Constantinople will be given to the Greeks for nothing.
          1. Hire
            Hire 4 May 2018 13: 21
            +6
            Quote: igorserg
            Well, if Paisius was read, then the conflict will be between Russia and Turkey, and Constantinople will be given to the Greeks for nothing.

            To be completely accurate, the conflict will begin between Greece and Turkey, and Russia will fit in with the Greeks. It also spoke of 18 states that would fight against Russia ...
            1. Non liberoid Russian
              Non liberoid Russian 4 May 2018 14: 09
              +1
              as a result, Greece will also fight against the Russian Federation
          2. Sergej1972
            Sergej1972 4 May 2018 14: 23
            +1
            And what will 11 millionth Greece do with 15 millionth Istanbul? Engage in genocide or deportation of the Turkish population? Not sure it's going to happen. This reminds me of the reasoning of Erzyan nationalists on one of their sites: "What will we do with Moscow after the collapse of the Russian Federation?" That is complete nonsense.
            1. igorserg
              igorserg 4 May 2018 14: 43
              0
              Well, immediately the genocide ... look at the composition of the population of Istanbul.
              1. Sergej1972
                Sergej1972 4 May 2018 15: 32
                +1
                The vast majority of the population of Istanbul are Turks. We, what, on the basis of sentimental motives, should St. Petersburg give the Swedes or Vyborg to the Finns, based on the original ownership of these territories?
                1. garnik
                  garnik 4 May 2018 16: 40
                  0
                  Recently, a computer program was launched in Constantinople, filling it out can determine which ethnic group a person belongs to. Half of the population is ethnic Armenians and Greeks, but soon banned the program. Although even without this, the Turks who find Greek blood in their pedigree move to Greece after accepting the faith of their ancestors.
                  1. tekinoral
                    tekinoral 4 May 2018 19: 32
                    0
                    Quote: garnik
                    Although even without this, the Turks who find Greek blood in their pedigree move to Greece after accepting the faith of their ancestors.

                    A connoisseur of Turkey appeared mushroomed, you write nonsense, do you want to lead people into a garnish? Yes, in a 20 million city half, t, uh, 10 million Greeks and Armenians. Have you been to Turkey at least once? You do not know anything about Turkey, but you pretend as if you were all angry!
                    1. garnik
                      garnik 4 May 2018 20: 48
                      0
                      In Constantinople, Turkish citizens live, half having roots mainly of Armenians and Greeks .. Before the genocide of Christians, half of Christians lived in Constantinople.
                      I haven’t been to Turkey, but I’m interested. In general, Azerbaijanis are far from you. Nevertheless, the proximity to Europe makes itself felt.
                    2. parkello
                      parkello 5 May 2018 03: 01
                      +2
                      Well, I've been to Turkey and more than once, so what? Do you want to say that there are few Armenians or other nations? yes full. Lazy. Checheny. Lezgins, Syrians. Afghans (there are generally a whole carriage with a cart), there are many Iranians, Kurds .. about 20 million, yes there are Greeks and Gagavuz and everyone else. Albanians, gypsies. Bulgarians. but most of them are Kurds and Armenians, if we talk about Constantinople. by the way, the name Istanbul itself is also taken from the Greek —is ting poly — in the city in Greek, the Greeks simply called Istanbul Poly (city) as Istanbul. And since sometimes some consonants sound like that, it turned out Istinbol and became Istanbul. and by the way, yes .. we won’t leave our own. better let the straits be with us. Turks are unreliable friends. Sooner or later, everyone will understand it yet.
                  2. Sergej1972
                    Sergej1972 4 May 2018 19: 40
                    0
                    Some people may have Greek, Armenian, Slavic, Circassian roots, but self-consciousness is Turkish. Those who really consider themselves to be Greek or Armenian are few. A significant part of the Turks have ancestors of different nationalities. This is no secret to anyone. We must also remember that over the past half century, the population of Istanbul has increased several times due to immigrants from different regions of Turkey.
                    1. parkello
                      parkello 5 May 2018 22: 46
                      +1
                      just don’t tell me about their Turkish-patriotic moods. by the way, I also served there. at the Dikia checkpoint. how many Kurds and Armenians came to us and asked them to help leave for Germany or Austria. well, they are all Turks ... even our Turks from Komotini and Sapes, when they hold the Greek flag in Turkey, we also have a lot of ethnic Turks, but none of them burn with special zeal to go to live in Turkey or to be subject to Turks territory. Greeks are all hayat and Albanians and Turks, and you don’t rush to leave for yourself, you know? I personally had a chance to lead a Kurd to one of the major, ran to us and asked to sit even in prison if it was only necessary not to go back. and so there are friends there whom we go to Istanbul, normal guys. but they are few. and play the guitar and dance and have a human rest. In vain the Turks climb to us, we are ready to meet, here is not Syria. And our pilots are the best in NATO and the sailors, and we can also use our fists to punch with fists if necessary. we don’t need war, we have other priorities in life, to build and leave behind. but there’s no need to kill and marry a lot of brains and skills. but you can speak your mind and remain unconvinced. but time will put everything in its place and the straits will depart to us again. and if it will be necessary to fight, we will fight too.
                2. igorserg
                  igorserg 4 May 2018 17: 17
                  0
                  why? do we proceed from the original territory? on the basis of this, everything must be given to long-existing peoples. Are there many Swedes in St. Petersburg, but in the Vyborg Finns who want to return respectively to Sweden and Finland?
                  1. Sergej1972
                    Sergej1972 4 May 2018 19: 43
                    0
                    And in Istanbul, the vast majority of the population of the Turks are quite patriotic. So here the question is also closed.
      2. Nikolai Grek
        Nikolai Grek 5 May 2018 22: 24
        +2
        Quote: igorserg
        and the Greeks and Russian co-religionists are more than 1000 years old.

        recourse recourse yeah .... but right now the Greeks support us, you can directly die with joy !!! what laughing laughing so that you are in the course, the Greeks can by one decision block all sanctions against Russia !!! do you see this solution from them ??? what wassat wassat wassat
    2. venik
      venik 4 May 2018 18: 12
      0
      Quote: Kaskad
      They are NATO members .. and it’s our business to observe and hold back a little

      =======
      "Hold back"??? WHAT FOR???
      Both of them (or "both") are MEMBERS of NATO, here NATO is empty, and deals with them! And Russia, then WHY ???
  2. prapor75m
    prapor75m 4 May 2018 12: 20
    +1
    The Turks hit, the Greeks "washed", something reminiscent of ..... what
    1. Shurik70
      Shurik70 4 May 2018 13: 36
      0
      And again, a civilian Turkish ship against a non-Turkish warship of the country with which Turkey has graters.
      Involuntarily there is a suspicion that randomness is not accidental.
  3. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 4 May 2018 12: 21
    +4
    considered serious and suspicious.
    The Greeks were sealed in the Bochin, albeit weakly, and they "found it suspicious." Turkish planes quietly invade the airspace of Greece - also suspicious? A clear provocation, if only the Turks did not sleep at 4 in the morning as a whole team.
  4. evil partisan
    evil partisan 4 May 2018 12: 21
    +1
    So what are you really "Gunboat Diplomacy" in Greek ... what
  5. svp67
    svp67 4 May 2018 12: 23
    +3
    Something Turkish "cattle trucks" licked ....
    1. bouncyhunter
      bouncyhunter 4 May 2018 12: 33
      +3
      Sergei hi
      Quote: svp67
      Something Turkish "cattle trucks" licked ....

      Turks are impudent from impunity and from the silent connivance of those who benefit from tensions in this region.
      1. svp67
        svp67 4 May 2018 12: 35
        +2
        Paul hi
        Quote: bouncyhunter
        Turks are impudent from impunity and from the silent connivance of those who benefit from tensions in this region.

        They think that "tomatoes" are enough for them to buy ...
        1. bouncyhunter
          bouncyhunter 4 May 2018 13: 04
          +3
          Quote: svp67
          "tomatoes" are enough for them to buy ...

          In the form of disputed islands? wink
          1. Nick
            Nick 4 May 2018 14: 24
            +2
            Quote: bouncyhunter
            Quote: svp67
            "tomatoes" are enough for them to buy ...

            In the form of disputed islands? wink

            Only Turks consider the disputed islands, because the islands belong to the Greeks. What is actually recognized by the international community.
            1. bouncyhunter
              bouncyhunter 4 May 2018 20: 54
              0
              Quote: Nick
              Only Turks consider the disputed islands, because the islands belong to the Greeks. What is actually recognized by the international community.

              That's right. And who is listening more: Turkey or Greece? wink
              1. parkello
                parkello 5 May 2018 02: 50
                +2
                who is more profitable to listen to Pasha. and the Turks have been acting impudently and unleashed recently, and this may be an occasion this time to take the side of Greece with most European states.
                1. bouncyhunter
                  bouncyhunter 5 May 2018 08: 10
                  0
                  Quote: parkello
                  the Turks have recently been acting brazenly and unleashed, and this may be an occasion this time to take the side of Greece with most European states.

                  It would be nice if so, Yorgos hi But with a rabble under the name of the EU there is no certainty where they will feed the stern. sad
  6. Guru
    Guru 4 May 2018 12: 24
    +3
    The conflict between the two countries included in NATO! Well, let's see, we stock up on the humble laughing
    1. Alexey RA
      Alexey RA 4 May 2018 12: 52
      +6
      Quote: Guru
      The conflict between the two countries included in NATO!

      You might think this is the first time. In the 70s, this couple even managed to fight.
  7. sa-ag
    sa-ag 4 May 2018 12: 26
    0
    And what else are gunboats?
    1. svp67
      svp67 4 May 2018 12: 37
      +6
      Quote: sa-ag
      And what else are gunboats?

      And thank you, that the journalists also called her a trireme ...
      Actually, in the message of the Greeks we are talking about a combat boat (ship)
      Τουρκικό εμπορικό πλοίο “ακούμπησε” την κανονιοφόρο ΑΡΜΑΤΩΛΟΣ! Ύποπτο επεισόδιο
      1. parkello
        parkello 5 May 2018 02: 47
        +2
        which means the Turkish merchant ship “touched” the gunboat Armatolos suspicious incident, or episode. in general, that in Greek is one and the same. (Ύποπτο επεισόδιο is precisely the suspicious INCIDENCE) and this phrase carries a slightly different context. in that regard. that on the papers there everything seemed to go smoothly, well, they didn’t notice the type ... but it’s not just that they are impudent. In any case, we don’t call anyone to fight for us, we ourselves can handle weapons quite well, here are the diplomats of the Turks, yes ... trickier and more agile, you can’t argue with that, but in everything else ... the Turks are Turks everywhere. Sergei, I respect you personally and thank you for being neutral. There are no wrongdoers in this dispute. but the Turks are invaders and aggressors .and do not forget about this in any case. they have not yet been punished for any war crime. but as we say -Ο Θεός αγαπά τον κλέφτη, αλλά αγαπά και τον νοικοκύρη (about Theos agapa ton klefti.alla agapa ke ton nicokiri - God loves a thief. But he also loves the master of the house.
    2. gukoyan
      gukoyan 4 May 2018 12: 39
      0
      As you can see, there is.
    3. Corsair0304
      Corsair0304 4 May 2018 12: 46
      0
      Quote: sa-ag
      And what else are gunboats?


      Most likely, this refers to artillery boats, such in Greece are still in service.
      Turks become impudent because they feel power and impunity. Needless to say, militarily Turkey is significantly superior to Greece.
      It is interesting what Stoltenberg will say on this subject - nevertheless, an armed conflict between the two NATO allies ...
  8. Altona
    Altona 4 May 2018 12: 39
    +4
    Quote: Angry Guerrilla
    So what are you really "Gunboat Diplomacy" in Greek ...

    -------------------------------
    Rather, the "diplomacy" of barges and tugs. With expression of protest notes on board. laughing
  9. gippernano
    gippernano 4 May 2018 12: 40
    +1
    And this gunboat shibanut on the Turks nothing? or decided not to aggravate?
    1. Corsair0304
      Corsair0304 4 May 2018 12: 48
      +2
      Quote: gippernano
      And this gunboat shibanut on the Turks nothing? or decided not to aggravate?


      Of the guns, no. This is a direct act of military aggression. Pile aboard the merchant - also not, the gunboat displacement is much smaller and the board is lower. Turks realize this and greyhound.
      1. gippernano
        gippernano 4 May 2018 13: 01
        0
        Well, let them drum in NATO, what’s up for business? If NATO doesn’t respect them, then our base is there, as it were, to lighten up the situation. And it’s more convenient to keep an eye on the Turkish Stream.
  10. Altona
    Altona 4 May 2018 12: 40
    +1
    Quote: sa-ag
    And what else are gunboats?

    ------------------------
    Yes, this is any light ship armed with a cannon or machine gun.
  11. Ingvar0401
    Ingvar0401 4 May 2018 12: 46
    +1
    Quote: svp67
    Quote: sa-ag
    And what else are gunboats?

    And thank you, that the journalists also called her a trireme ...
    Actually, in the message of the Greeks we are talking about a combat boat (ship)
    Τουρκικό εμπορικό πλοίο “ακούμπησε” την κανονιοφόρο ΑΡΜΑΤΩΛΟΣ! Ύποπτο επεισόδιο

    This is a Danish patrol ship
  12. Doctor Evil
    Doctor Evil 4 May 2018 18: 57
    0
    Quote: Kaskad
    Well, the Greeks and Turks, the historical conflict .. Russia also knows about it! We will see ..
    They are NATO members .. and it’s our business to observe and hold back a little

    Pop my eyes ... Meehan has risen like a Phoenix bird.
  13. dolfi1
    dolfi1 5 May 2018 19: 14
    -1
    Turks with the coming of Sultan Erdogan (and Muslim brothers) to power, completely inadequate became. Ataturk in a coffin turns over from what is happening in Turkey. But the Greeks can not do anything about it, there are few of them, the population is a little more than 10 million. They just feel sorry for them. sad