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Discusses the "shift" of the hotbed of confrontation for Turkey from Libya to Cyprus

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European press releases materials criticizing Turkey's actions in the eastern Mediterranean. In particular, the tightening of Ankara's rhetoric towards Athens and Paris is noted. The Turkish authorities said that Greece is heating up the situation and is trying to "incite other European NATO countries against Turkey."


Meanwhile, the portal The Arab Weekly published an article which says that for Ankara, the hotbed of confrontation from Libya is shifting to Cyprus.

From the article:

The Europeans, especially France and Greece, are irreconcilable on this issue and reject the illegal actions of Turkey aimed at using the wealth of oil and natural gas of the eastern Mediterranean at the expense of the rest of the region, primarily Greece.

The material contains a statement by Turkish writer and opposition figure Ilkhan Tanir. According to critic Erdogan, the Turkish president is now "entering into an alliance with anti-Western forces, including extremists and retired military hawks."

Ilkhan Tanir:

Many of them are officers who previously defended expansionist policies in the Aegean, Mediterranean and other seas and promoted a naval agreement with Libya. The relationship is mutually beneficial as Erdogan gains approval for his policies in Libya and retired military personnel gain recognition, influence and prominence.

The article also cites the opinion of the American professor of international relations Henry Barkey, who believes that a tough confrontation in the eastern Mediterranean will be inevitable if "the Turks remain adamant about the oil and gas resources in the region."

Meanwhile, the Turkish government commented on the recent US decision to lift the supply embargo weapons Cyprus. Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar said that this American decision "could lead the situation to a dead end."
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  1. Nikolay Ivanov_5
    Nikolay Ivanov_5 13 September 2020 08: 02 New
    +8
    There is not even a drop of civilization in humanity.
    1. Lipchanin
      Lipchanin 13 September 2020 08: 19 New
      +2
      Unfortunately, this is so request
      1. Insurgent
        Insurgent 13 September 2020 08: 23 New
        10
        Discusses the "shift" of the hotbed of confrontation for Turkey from Libya to Cyprus

        Erdogan rushes about as if scalded in a Turkish bath ... here and there ...

        As a result, apparently it will come out - "Not there, not here"
        1. Gluxarek
          Gluxarek 13 September 2020 09: 38 New
          +2
          Quote: Insurgent
          Discusses the "shift" of the hotbed of confrontation for Turkey from Libya to Cyprus

          Erdogan rushes about as if scalded in a Turkish bath ... here and there ...

          As a result, apparently it will come out - "Not there, not here"

          Well, Russia is profitable in principle .. Let them squabble there NATO!
          Marcone has already begun to threaten Erdogan)))
      2. Ilya-spb
        Ilya-spb 13 September 2020 09: 06 New
        +2
        In the event of a fight between Greeks and Turks, it is important for Russia to be an arbiter, to stand above the fight.

        Neither one nor the other is our friend. And I rather sympathize with the former centuries-old enemy - the Turks, than the corrupt Hellenes.
        1. hrych
          hrych 13 September 2020 09: 28 New
          +8
          Quote: Ilya-spb
          the former centuries-old enemy - the Turks than the corrupt Hellenes

          To the Hellenes of antiquity, today's Greeks, as the Romans to pasta. wassat But at the moment the interests of the Russian Federation and Greece do not overlap. There are no common and disputed borders, etc. The Turks shit on us in our Syria, climb with their Pan-Turkism in the Volga region, the Caucasus and the SA. Do Greeks come to us? In general, we took away from under their noses the lands on which they coveted. It happened with Crimea, it happened with Syria. It is clear that behind Armenia, which dissects the Turkic world, there is Russian power.
        2. datur
          datur 13 September 2020 09: 40 New
          +2
          WANTED 2 NATO FIGHTERS TO START TO FIGHT !!! wink
  2. KVU-NSVD
    KVU-NSVD 13 September 2020 08: 04 New
    +9
    Henry Barkey, who believes that a tough confrontation in the eastern Mediterranean will be inevitable if "the Turks remain adamant about the oil and gas resources in the region."
    In Russian speaking, if they do not rebound, then there will be an adult conflict. Yes, a quarrel within NATO would be nice ..
    1. Lipchanin
      Lipchanin 13 September 2020 08: 19 New
      +7
      Quote: KVU-NSVD
      Yes, a quarrel within NATO would be nice ..

      It's fine
      1. AVA77
        AVA77 13 September 2020 09: 17 New
        +1
        He used to sympathize with the Greeks.
        Today I came across an article, scratched the top of my head, thought. I came to the conclusion that they went to nafik these Greeks, Russia benefits from them like a goat of milk winked
  3. orionvitt
    orionvitt 13 September 2020 08: 08 New
    +6
    It seems to me that Turkey is a kind of Poland, only to the south. Constantly exudes until she is given another hand. True, Poland has more experience in this regard, right down to the section. We will follow the events, and maybe participate.
    1. Mountain shooter
      Mountain shooter 13 September 2020 08: 18 New
      +5
      Quote: orionvitt
      True, Poland has more experience in this regard, up to the section

      And the Ottoman Empire was torn to pieces! Already this got it even cooler ... than arrogant. In fact, the assessment is correct.
      1. orionvitt
        orionvitt 13 September 2020 08: 21 New
        +1
        Quote: Mountain Shooter
        In fact, the assessment is correct.

        I also say that some are worth the other. The analogy is complete.
        1. A. Privalov
          A. Privalov 13 September 2020 09: 08 New
          10
          Quote: orionvitt
          Quote: Mountain Shooter
          In fact, the assessment is correct.

          I also say that some are worth the other. The analogy is complete.

          What do you see as a "complete analogy"? Poland is conducting full-scale military operations somewhere? No, just a lot of chatter and that's it.
          And Turkey is already with all four legs in Syria, and in Libya, and in Iraq. Now Cyprus is going to put on the ears.
          You can't even compare windbags with the Turks.
          1. orionvitt
            orionvitt 13 September 2020 09: 14 New
            -1
            It's just that Poland went through it earlier. And more often. Turkey has the same prospects. She has no allies, frankly, there are only enemies around. And the resources are zero.
            1. A. Privalov
              A. Privalov 13 September 2020 10: 53 New
              +1
              Quote: orionvitt
              It's just that Poland went through it earlier. And more often.

              Before, this is when? 100 years ago? 80? With what frequency?
              Do Poles shoot and cut heads like Turks do Kurds?
              Cruel footage of violence! Not for children and the faint of heart!
              https://censor.net/ru/video_news/3154994/turetskie_soldaty_rasstrelivayut_plennyh_kurdskih_jenschin_i_rejut_golovy_plennym_mujchinam_video_18
              1. Cheldon
                Cheldon 13 September 2020 12: 47 New
                +1
                Quote: A. Privalov
                Do Poles shoot and cut heads like Turks do Kurds?

                In this, the Poles left not far from the Turks. The atrocities of the Krajov army are well known. It is strange that the Jews forgot that many of the guards in Auschwitz were Poles.
                1. A. Privalov
                  A. Privalov 13 September 2020 13: 13 New
                  +4
                  The Poles, as they were anti-Semites, have remained. This is no secret to anyone.
                  But there is no need to compare purple with hot - the Poles of eighty years ago and today's Erdogan.
                  It was not the Poles who knocked down the Russian attack aircraft, it was not the Poles who killed your ambassador with the connivance of the authorities, it was not the Poles who crashed the "Pantsyri" in Libya, it was not the Poles who were taking UAVs to Ukraine, and so on.
      2. Lelek
        Lelek 13 September 2020 11: 07 New
        +2
        Quote: Mountain Shooter
        And the Ottoman Empire was torn to pieces!

        hi , Eugene.
        They broke a break, as well as "burnt the salted", but Erdogan and his "sofa" are stubbornly trying to restore it step by step (as well as the current psheks with plans "from can to can"). Vaughn climbed into Azerbaijan without soap and plans to create a permanent base in Nakhichevan (not to mention the actual integration of Adjara):
  4. Victor_B
    Victor_B 13 September 2020 08: 09 New
    +2
    Sultan Erdogan was furious!
    I climbed into Syria and Iraq;
    Russian plane shot down;
    (Then the Americans wanted him a little ...)
    He spoiled relations with the USA;
    I climbed into Libya;
    He is about to start a war with Greece;
    I got to Cyprus ...
    1. Lipchanin
      Lipchanin 13 September 2020 08: 21 New
      +5
      Quote: Victor_B
      I climbed into Libya;
      He is about to start a war with Greece;
      I climbed to Cyprus.

      The borzometer is off scale
      1. cniza
        cniza 13 September 2020 08: 39 New
        +6
        Rather, impunity and the desire to leave a mark on history, as a revivalist of the Ottoman Empire ...
        1. Lipchanin
          Lipchanin 13 September 2020 08: 56 New
          +4
          Quote: cniza
          and the desire to leave a mark on history as a revivalist of the Ottoman Empire ...

          But this will definitely never happen
          They just won’t give him
          1. cniza
            cniza 13 September 2020 11: 31 New
            +2
            This is understandable, but he really wants to ...
            1. Lipchanin
              Lipchanin 13 September 2020 11: 36 New
              +1
              Yes, wanting is not harmful
        2. rocket757
          rocket757 13 September 2020 08: 57 New
          +2
          Take your bets to the maximum! Even when you have to scan, partially, you will remain in profit! For a skilled player, this is acceptable.
          You can lose, but who stopped it !!!
          Hi soldier
          1. cniza
            cniza 13 September 2020 11: 32 New
            +4
            Greetings hi

            And Erdogan is passionate. like Paramosha ...
            1. rocket757
              rocket757 13 September 2020 13: 44 New
              +2
              Excitement, he lifted the rates to the heights, but I just can't!
              However, there he is really the most, the most, especially there the Turks have already played high, half of the island of Cyprus has already been pulled away! And no one did anything, but luckily from the outside they put a big bolt.
              1. cniza
                cniza 13 September 2020 17: 01 New
                +2
                Yeah, and they really want to fight ...
  5. cniza
    cniza 13 September 2020 08: 38 New
    +2
    Discusses the "shift" of the hotbed of confrontation for Turkey from Libya to Cyprus


    All the United States itching to, and inciting the parties to the conflict ...
    1. rocket757
      rocket757 13 September 2020 08: 59 New
      +4
      There bets even without minke whales are very attractive for players. Moreover, they are old opponents and they have "love" since ancient times
      1. cniza
        cniza 13 September 2020 11: 33 New
        +2
        Yes, and persuades the Greeks that they say you lived better under the Ottoman Empire ...
        1. rocket757
          rocket757 13 September 2020 13: 47 New
          +1
          Now he only wants more of the coastal water area, BUT, the taste, as always, comes with eating !!!
          Boom to see who has the preferable Faberge?
          1. cniza
            cniza 13 September 2020 17: 00 New
            +2
            Apparently there has been no war in Europe for a long time, the time has come ...
            1. rocket757
              rocket757 13 September 2020 17: 07 New
              +1
              The struggle for resources, water, AIR, on a large scale, has not yet begun, but by that time it is necessary to prepare.
              All small ones will be deprived of one, two, three and no contracts, unions will not help here! Because sho all those agreements, alliances, all the biggest "robbers from the high road" and riveted for themselves!
              1. cniza
                cniza 13 September 2020 17: 10 New
                +3
                Unfortunately, the world is not getting stronger, a redistribution is coming ...
                1. rocket757
                  rocket757 13 September 2020 17: 17 New
                  +1
                  Of course the redistribution of resources and zones of influence!
                  The world gendarme has no time, he has enough worries with his problems!
                  There is no real beholder, his charges will crush! Their teeth have long been sharpened on what they think they were cheated on!
                  It is time for every little thing to hide in the cracks and dream, everyone has forgotten about them.
                  And this is just the BEGINNING!
                  1. cniza
                    cniza 13 September 2020 21: 00 New
                    +2
                    Quote: rocket757

                    The world gendarme has no time


                    He is exhausted sick, that's it ...
                    1. rocket757
                      rocket757 13 September 2020 21: 29 New
                      +1
                      Yeah. News from there, even without pre-beauty, is "good"!
  6. bairat
    bairat 13 September 2020 09: 08 New
    +2
    Looking at the map of Turkey's coastline, you can see why they are unhappy. All islands belong to Greece
    1. venik
      venik 13 September 2020 09: 41 New
      +6
      Quote: bairat
      Looking at the map of Turkey's coastline, you can see why they are unhappy. All islands belong to Greece

      ========
      Well, so they inhabited Greeks! Greece - consider it a half island state (in the sense that almost half of the population lives on the islands).
  7. Keyser soze
    Keyser soze 13 September 2020 09: 11 New
    +4
    Turkey quarreled with Russia, the United States, Israel, the Saudis, France, Greece, Egypt, the EU, and I don’t know who else. We moved from a policy of zero problems with neighbors to a complete madhouse.

    What Erdogan thinks is not clear ... so a new partition of Turkey is not far off ...
    1. Zaurbek
      Zaurbek 13 September 2020 09: 17 New
      -1
      Turkey is a growing state, like Iran .... There are many youth and ambitions, but the world is already divided. So they are trying to undermine the neighbors.
      1. Keyser soze
        Keyser soze 13 September 2020 09: 29 New
        +1
        So they are trying to undermine the neighbors.


        Ladies, you've seen this ... if only the French and Greeks would not decide to shake the Turks, and with the help of the 6th fleet, this is how the wobble will be. Everybody needs small, victorious wars, but they can easily be miscalculated ...
        1. Zaurbek
          Zaurbek 13 September 2020 09: 56 New
          -4
          The trouble or happiness is that Europe can no longer do this, and the states have no time for Turkey .... For them, Europe is a competitor.
    2. tekinoral
      tekinoral 13 September 2020 13: 54 New
      +1
      Quote: Keyser Soze
      What Erdogan thinks is not clear ... so a new partition of Turkey is not far off ...

      Section 85 million state? eggs will be required
    3. Nikanet
      Nikanet 14 September 2020 08: 31 New
      -2
      It's only in the wet Bulgarian dream wink
  8. Zaurbek
    Zaurbek 13 September 2020 09: 15 New
    -1
    Cyprus is unlikely to let the Turks fight.
  9. APASUS
    APASUS 13 September 2020 09: 39 New
    +3
    the Turkish government commented on the recent US decision to lift the embargo on arms supplies to Cyprus. Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar said this American decision "could lead the situation to a dead end."

    It is not this decision that will lead the Turks to a dead end, but the number of conflicts in which the country is participating. Too many of the Turks have become enemies, from the weakest to the superpowers. This means they will find a weak spot and everything will fall down like a house of cards.
  10. datur
    datur 13 September 2020 09: 44 New
    +1
    A PRETT OF THE TURKISH Fuehrer - not childish !!! maybe zahrenachit war !!!! wanted !!! wink
    1. cniza
      cniza 13 September 2020 12: 23 New
      +1
      He already has four hot spots, apparently he wants more ...
  11. Ham
    Ham 13 September 2020 10: 00 New
    -2
    agent Erdogan successfully destroys NATO ...
  12. tekinoral
    tekinoral 13 September 2020 13: 51 New
    0
    Quote: hrych
    Turks shit on us in our Syria

    You can only laugh ...
  13. iouris
    iouris 13 September 2020 14: 53 New
    0
    Let's start with the fact that information about gas deposits in this area appeared a long time ago. This, by the way, explains why Greece was almost bankrupt, in order to then "save". Germany even claimed an island, i.e. access to the deposit.
  14. Nikanet
    Nikanet 14 September 2020 08: 19 New
    0
    Quote: hrych
    shit on us in our Syria

    Yah?! And since when is Syria a part of the Russian Federation? The parents of the guys dying in Syria have no idea either about this country, or about those "values" for which their child died.
  15. Alkatrass A
    Alkatrass A 14 September 2020 10: 27 New
    0
    Our pseudo-sultan will finish badly ...