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Turkey announces military exercises in the Mediterranean

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Turkey announces military exercises in the Mediterranean

Military exercises of Turkey and the self-proclaimed Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus will be held in the Mediterranean. This was reported by the Turkish Ministry of Defense.


The exercises, called "Mediterranean Storm", will start on September 6 and will last until 10. The Turkish Navy, Air Force and ground forces will take part in them. The main task of the exercises is to practice the defense of its water area and offensive actions at sea.

It is assumed that these exercises will be Ankara's response to the recent Greek exercises in the Mediterranean Sea, to which they were also involved aviation and ships of other countries, in particular the United Arab Emirates. Earlier, the UAE transferred its fighters to the air force base on the island of Crete, after which the countries conducted aerial maneuvers over the Mediterranean Sea.

In response, Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar performed a demonstration flight in an F-16 fighter of the country's Air Force in the northern Aegean Sea near the Greek border. Together with the minister, the commander of the Turkish Air Force, Hasan Kuchukakyuz, was in the cockpit. The minister's plane was accompanied by three fighters.

Note that relations between Turkey and Greece, and so the former not the best, worsened in early August due to offshore hydrocarbon deposits. Both countries claim these gas deposits, and accuse each other of organizing illegal extraction of raw materials in the disputed area.
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  1. Mountain shooter
    Mountain shooter 5 September 2020 14: 58 New
    -1
    Is Erdogan going to win this Cold War? Or what? Really conquer Greece? Indeed, in the conditions of such a tough conflict, no gas production can be developed ... And he is not going to negotiate.
    Something he just runs into here and there. In Syria, in Libya, now in the Mediterranean.
    1. Gorecc
      Gorecc 5 September 2020 16: 31 New
      -2
      no one is going to conquer Greece ... and as far as I understood, it is in the controversial issues of the eastern Mediterranean that Turkey is ready to negotiate, but the Greeks are simply trying to throw the Turks, feeling behind their backs the support of the EU, the United States and other states that are hostile to Turkey.
      1. venik
        venik 5 September 2020 20: 30 New
        +3
        Quote: Gorecc
        no one is going to conquer Greece ... just the same Turkey is ready to negotiate, but the Greeks are just trying to throw the Turks ...

        ========
        Yes, this conflict (Greek-Turkish) has such long-standing roots (much earlier than the emergence of the Ottoman Empire and the colonization of Greece!) That to figure out who is right and who is wrong is a "dead number"! Historians have been "breaking spears" for centuries! But the fact remains: the mutual hostility of the Greeks and Turks did not arise "yesterday" and even "not the day before yesterday", but has centuries-old (even millennial) roots! So it's better not to interfere !!!
    2. tihonmarine
      tihonmarine 5 September 2020 17: 21 New
      +2
      Quote: Mountain Shooter
      Really conquer Greece?

      Take the islands, which are controversial under international law, and rich in hydrocarbons. And this is like two fingers to him .... and no one will say a word.
    3. Lara Croft
      Lara Croft 6 September 2020 01: 22 New
      +2
      Quote: Mountain Shooter
      Is Erdogan going to win this Cold War? Or what? Really conquer Greece?

      Why would he need poor Greece, which owes everyone and is not capable of anything itself?
      And he is not going to negotiate.

      Right. He is going to extract gas in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Cyprus and no one will bother him in this, he should not look back on the EU (which Turkey is accepted into for half a century) ...? And they will (ESU) build a gate with refugees in the direction of Yesu will open a little ...
      And the Russian Federation, the Anglo-Saxons and Israeli Jews do not give a damn about the interests of Cyprus, Greece and, in general, all of the EU ...
    4. iouris
      iouris 6 September 2020 21: 51 New
      +1
      Quote: Mountain Shooter
      Is Erdogan going to win this Cold War?

      This is a gas war and Erdogan will win.
  2. Zomanus
    Zomanus 5 September 2020 14: 59 New
    +3
    Shows who is dad in the region. Especially considering the recently discovered gas field.
    1. Boris Afinogenov
      Boris Afinogenov 5 September 2020 15: 32 New
      +2
      In short, everyone has their own ambitions: Turkey, Germany, USA, China, Russia, Poland. Even Liechtenstein throws a claim to the Czech Republic for the territory.

      And only one country is ready to sell itself with giblets, talking about some mythical democratic system and some values.

      The world is becoming more and more multipolar.
      1. tihonmarine
        tihonmarine 5 September 2020 17: 24 New
        +1
        Quote: Boris Afinogenov
        In short, everyone has their own ambitions: Turkey,

        Well then, name at least one country in the world (except the Vatican) that has no ambitions and territorial claims ??
  3. Tusv
    Tusv 5 September 2020 15: 02 New
    -2
    Well it started. The Turks were supplied with the S-400, the blue stream was completed, and we are building Akuya. And then the sultan dared to start teaching off the coast of Tartus.
    Friends, this is my meaningful thrust on the fan. Without Akui, Turkey is not even a regional power
    1. boss
      boss 5 September 2020 15: 26 New
      +2
      "I dared to start near Tartus", so it seems like it is near Turkey?
      Better the Sultan than NATO in full force.
      And the fact that Edik dreams of starting to pump gas is still a dream.
      And if it does, then a lot of water will leak.
      And as he plays the role of a gas and oil producer, the problems associated with this will force the Sultan to understand Russia better.
      And it will be curious to look at the next competitive confrontation between the Sultan and the United States, in the gas market.
    2. Lara Croft
      Lara Croft 6 September 2020 01: 26 New
      +1
      Quote: Tusv
      Without Akui, Turkey is not even a regional power

      The FRG has plans to close all nuclear power plants on its territory, therefore, according to your logic, it strives to lose the status of a regional European power?
  4. Reviews
    Reviews 5 September 2020 15: 16 New
    -3
    Interestingly, and these teachings, by chance, do not threaten the trio-balts, will not express concern?

    Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar performed a demonstration flight on an F-16 fighter of the country's Air Force in the northern Aegean Sea near the Greek border

    He's not there Eisenhower himself, for an hour, imagines? He, it seems, also flew around Normandy on UTI, observing future landing sites ...
    1. Charik
      Charik 5 September 2020 18: 32 New
      -2
      -It is interesting, and S.K.Sh. can spin on Su57 near Japan
  5. _Ugene_
    _Ugene_ 5 September 2020 15: 24 New
    +7
    the Turks have a very decent fleet, perhaps more powerful than our Black Sea fleet, if you do not take into account the Crimea, but consider the fleet in its purest form
    1. hroft
      hroft 5 September 2020 16: 59 New
      +1
      16 frigates, 10 corvettes, 13 submarines, mostly of German production, and perhaps more powerful than the CFR ... but you can always create an inter-fleet KUG and clean it up as always
      1. Charik
        Charik 5 September 2020 18: 33 New
        +2
        Or maybe an interethnic KUG can be created, what then?
        1. hroft
          hroft 5 September 2020 19: 04 New
          +4
          In this case, we are talking about Turkey and Russia, and our fleets are compared, grating with NATO is another story, name at least one country that will enter the war with Russia because of Turkey, which quarreled with everyone with whom it is possible. Su-24 by the Turks, when NATO said that in the event of a war with Russia, the Turks would not be helped
          1. Charik
            Charik 5 September 2020 21: 07 New
            -3
            believe what they say in NATO wassat , NATO will help the Turks by all possible means - if they eat with the Russians
    2. Pavel57
      Pavel57 5 September 2020 17: 42 New
      +2
      The rocket salvo of the Turkish fleet was three times more than the salvo of the Black Sea fleet without aviation and coastal units ..
      1. hroft
        hroft 5 September 2020 18: 08 New
        +2
        Maybe so, but only in terms of range, their ancient "Harpoons" are inferior to our "Calibers"
    3. Paul Siebert
      Paul Siebert 6 September 2020 00: 26 New
      0
      the Turks have a very decent fleet, perhaps more powerful than our Black Sea fleet, if you do not take into account the Crimea, but consider the fleet in its purest form

      The Turks have never defeated the Russians in a naval battle.
      Only if the whole shobla on one ship.
      Quantity is not a determining factor here.
      The main thing here is courage. And the naval spirit of the Russian man, which does not allow the flag to be lowered, even with the threat of imminent death!
      On that stand! yes
    4. Lara Croft
      Lara Croft 6 September 2020 01: 49 New
      0
      Quote: _Ugene_
      the Turks have a very decent fleet, perhaps more powerful than our Black Sea fleet, if you do not take into account the Crimea, but consider the fleet in its purest form

      In terms of firepower, the Turkish Navy is probably inferior to the KChF ... and the Turks have the majority of junk ... there are not so many URO ships, and all are French and German ...
      The Turkish Navy includes 19 frigates of various types and 7 corvettes. Seven frigates were built in Germany and are of the MEKO 200 type, the newest of them was launched in 2000... Several more frigates were transferred by the Americans, some of which are ships built in the 60s of the last century.
      Several corvettes were transferred to the Turkish fleet by France, two more ships (of the "MILGEM" type) were produced in Turkey itself and became part of the fleet in 2011 and 2013.

      https://militaryarms.ru/armii-mira/vooruzhennye-sily-turcii/
      The KCHF RF is now receiving ships of new projects with KR MB, all diesel-electric submarines KCHF RF can also strike KR MB ...
      All ships located in the naval base of the Turkish Navy in the Black Sea have every chance of not having time to go to sea ...
    5. Quadro
      Quadro 6 September 2020 04: 49 New
      +1
      Quote: _Ugene_
      the Turks have a very decent fleet, perhaps more powerful than our Black Sea fleet, if you do not take into account the Crimea, but consider the fleet in its purest form

      It's a lie. You at least look at their antiquity and weapons. Caliber even for trifles, against outdated harpoons - good luck to fight on such a "strong" armada as the Turkish fleet in the Black Sea. He will even leave if he does not have time. Frigates there, by the way, are terribly outdated parries (like they are called), which the Americans built, saving on everything, there is no equipment there.
  6. Boris Afinogenov
    Boris Afinogenov 5 September 2020 15: 40 New
    -1
    The Greeks, of course, are handsome: they have driven themselves into an economic hole with this EU; now they risk getting hit in the face by their "colleagues" in the NATO bloc.
    1. Krasnodar
      Krasnodar 5 September 2020 16: 01 New
      +5
      Quote: Boris Afinogenov
      The Greeks, of course, are handsome: they have driven themselves into an economic hole with this EU; now they risk getting hit in the face by their "colleagues" in the NATO bloc.

      Greeks are smart people. The EU is now paying their debts)).
  7. Doccor18
    Doccor18 5 September 2020 15: 42 New
    +2
    The main task of the exercises is to practice the defense of its water area and offensive actions at sea.

    The main challenge is that the Turks will not abandon their claims to underwater natural gas resources. And if anything, the Navy can support their intentions ...
  8. tralflot1832
    tralflot1832 5 September 2020 16: 22 New
    +1
    This is not our showdown, this is what the life-giving gas does. Erdogan not only wants to be a sultan, but also the gas king of the Mediterranean to be called. Let's see who can be called on board from NATO forces. But rather all along the skerries, Erdogan was furious. wassat
  9. PalBor
    PalBor 5 September 2020 16: 25 New
    +6
    These are the most modest claims of Turkey to neighboring territories. And not just claims. Observers talk about possible preparations for an offensive in Syria, for example.

    And this is the maximum program

    Islamic world under the rule of Turkey.
    1. The leader of the Redskins
      The leader of the Redskins 5 September 2020 16: 33 New
      -1
      Let it be better, the bream will show less ...
      (from anecdote)
      1. PalBor
        PalBor 5 September 2020 16: 50 New
        +3
        Yes, it becomes straightforwardly exciting for Erdogan, - he would not have torn, or would not have torn sad
    2. Stas Sv
      Stas Sv 5 September 2020 19: 39 New
      +1
      Laughed at the name of Georgia laughing But they call Armenia Armenia. But I doubt very much about the conquest of North Africa. In particular, Sudan and Egypt have a very good trained army.
  10. Ros 56
    Ros 56 5 September 2020 16: 34 New
    -1
    Whatever the child is amusing.
  11. Lara Croft
    Lara Croft 6 September 2020 01: 37 New
    0
    Military exercises of Turkey and the self-proclaimed Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus will be held in the Mediterranean.

    The Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus only has HCW (no Navy)
    the Coast Guard has 5 patrol boats - 2 Turkish SG45 / SG46, 1 Denktash, 2 American Mk 5.
  12. Gado
    Gado 6 September 2020 09: 45 New
    0
    And why didn't you think of "Bastion" and "Ball"? Or have I got the wrong information here, that they get right up to the Bosphorus? Kind of weird.
  13. Alkatrass A
    Alkatrass A 6 September 2020 09: 53 New
    0
    Oh, our sultan will finish badly, will finish badly