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Retired Turkish Admiral: Greece Threatens Turkey's Security by Militarizing Aegean Islands

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A noteworthy statement was made by the retired Turkish admiral Cihat Yaidji. He is outraged by the actions of Greece in the eastern Mediterranean.


The Greek newspaper Pentapostagma writes about this.

The retired admiral believes that Greece threatens Turkey's security by militarizing the islands in the Eastern Mediterranean. He stated that the movement of Greek troops there makes the western coast of Anatolia vulnerable to invasion. Yaiji claims that by such actions Athens is trying to change the demilitarized status of 23 islands in the Aegean Sea, belonging to Greece and located near the Turkish coast.

The admiral believes that it is enough for Athens to keep in these territories to maintain order, the gendarmerie forces armed with pistols and other small arms weapons... He claims that this will be enough, because Turkey, contrary to the claims of the Greek side, never threatened to attack the islands.


The Pentapostagma considers these words of the admiral to be hypocrisy. According to journalists, the Turks want to repeat the Attila operation on the islands in the Aegean Sea, which they carried out in 1974, when they occupied more than a third of Cyprus. From the point of view of representatives of the press, Ankara demands the withdrawal of the Greek Armed Forces from the islands in order to make it easier to seize these territories.
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  1. oleg-gr
    oleg-gr 4 January 2021 09: 48
    +2
    Turks with Greeks in eternal contradictions. Whoever outwitted whom wins. And the fact that both countries are in NATO does not bother anyone.
    1. nnm
      nnm 4 January 2021 10: 15
      -1
      "You are to blame for the fact that I want to eat ..."
      No excuses on the part of Greece and the validity of its actions are important.
      The institution of the sultanate is built on autocracy, and to maintain his popularity, Erdogan constantly needs new victories - pressure on Europe, an unrequited downed Russian plane, Karabakh, etc. ... and the further, the more serious these victories should be.
      His power is very shaky, as shown by the elections in Istanbul, for example. And in order to keep it, he needs to go to more and more serious provocations - and Greece is simply the most convenient target for this. In Syria he was pressed, in NKR he was pressed, therefore he is looking for new reasons to drag the lamb into the dark forest.
      1. Vadim_888
        Vadim_888 4 January 2021 10: 48
        +3
        ... in the NKR pressed

        What is it like? Explain
        1. nnm
          nnm 4 January 2021 10: 53
          -5
          Restricted the areas of Turkey's influence on the NKR regions. Not to mention the change in the trend of sentiment in Armenia
    2. fetus
      fetus 4 January 2021 11: 14
      +9
      Today, active negotiations are underway between Islamabad and Ankara on the transfer of some nuclear technologies to the Turks, in particular, those related to the creation of an atomic weapon. In addition, it became known that Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan personally asked the commander-in-chief of the Pakistani army to sell the method of producing nuclear weapons. Islamabad gave the go-ahead for this, writes Aysor.
      1. fetus
        fetus 4 January 2021 11: 16
        +8
        we are also talking about the transfer of a set of methods of torpedo development to Ankara. It is worth noting that for the past two years, Erdogan has been complaining that Turkey is not a country with nuclear weapons. After all, the Turks are extremely concerned about the Israeli nuclear arsenal. Over the past couple of years, the Turkish head has already paid a working visit to Pakistan, which is part of the nuclear club.
        1. OgnennyiKotik
          OgnennyiKotik 4 January 2021 11: 23
          -1
          Indian news station Zee News: Turkey's growing nuclear ambitions threaten peace

          Indian media has published an article with the headline "Turkey's interest in Pakistani nuclear weapons worries democracies"

          On December 22-23 last month, a high-level meeting was held between the military of Turkey and Pakistan. During this period, representatives of the Pakistani army also met with Turkish Defense Minister Hulsi Akar and Yashar Guler.
          According to Zee News sources, Erdogan asked the commander-in-chief of the Pakistani army, General Javed Bajwa, to share information on Pakistani nuclear technology. To which Pakistan has given its consent.
          “Erdogan is striving to become the leader of Muslim countries and it seems that in 2020 he has largely succeeded in this. The most important event of the year in Turkey is the reconstruction of Hagia Sophia into a mosque. After which Erdogan became a hero of the Muslim world "- the editorial board writes.
      2. Dodikson
        Dodikson 4 January 2021 11: 27
        -5
        where did the packs get nuclear technology?
        all their nuclear weapons have created mattresses and they control it.
        if anyone thinks that Pakistani nuclear weapons are guarded by packs, he is severely mistaken. paki there only hang around the mattresses and they carry coffee.
      3. paul3390
        paul3390 4 January 2021 11: 54
        -1
        The technique is okay, but where can the Turks take the charge themselves? Plutonium clearly does not shine for them, which means - weapons-grade uranium. And this is many, many centrifuges, and twist, twist .. It's so easy to get all this wealth, and you need a lot of time .. The French helped the Pakam with this, and there is a strong doubt that they will help the Ottomans .. So. Maybe buy a finished product - but for this the packs will definitely be hung. Do they need it?
        1. Pashhenko Nikolay
          Pashhenko Nikolay 4 January 2021 13: 41
          -2
          Why doesn't this plutonium shine for them? It's as if our nuclear power plant is being built there. And it is still unknown where and whether the spent TVLs will always go away. Perhaps over time they themselves will want to extract plutonium from them.
          1. paul3390
            paul3390 4 January 2021 14: 55
            -2
            Can you imagine a radiochemical plant for the separation of freshly exposed plutonium assemblies from wild-radiation? In addition, as soon as the assemblies are taken out before the deadline, absolutely everyone will immediately know it.
            1. Pashhenko Nikolay
              Pashhenko Nikolay 4 January 2021 20: 53
              -1
              They are not taken out fresh. Plutonium is produced in the process of work. And wildly fluorescent, as you put it, somehow delivered to the reactor. In containers, for example.
              1. paul3390
                paul3390 4 January 2021 21: 19
                0
                What a darkness .. Do you read anything at your leisure as plutonium is mined.

                A characteristic feature of industrial reactors is relatively low degree of fuel use - the typical value of the burnup is 400-600 MWd / t. This is due to the fact that a significant amount of plutonium-240 isotope is formed in the fuel at a greater burnup depth. The Ri-240 isotope is a fairly intense emitter of spontaneous neutrons and therefore its presence significantly degrades the quality of plutonium as a weapon material.82 According to the US classification, weapons-grade plutonium is considered to be material with a Pu-240 content of less than 5.8%.

                Plutonium is separated from spent fuel by radiochemical methods at special production facilities. because of high radioactivity of spent fuel all reprocessing operations are carried out remotely in thick concrete “canyons.” The plutonium production process generates large volumes of radioactive and toxic waste and requires complex infrastructure for its processing and disposal.



                Che, etit, incomprehensible ?? Where did the Turks get such production and who will give them to pull out the assembly ahead of time?
                1. Pashhenko Nikolay
                  Pashhenko Nikolay 5 January 2021 13: 23
                  0
                  So far, nowhere. But the North Koreans were able to. Why do you think the Turks are stupid. If they wish, they can eventually.
  2. Machito
    Machito 4 January 2021 09: 49
    +3
    The admiral's words are bullshit. The Sultanate opened its hungry mouth at all its neighbors.
    1. Giant thought
      Giant thought 4 January 2021 10: 07
      +1
      As they say, look for the fool in the mirror. These islands are the sovereign territory of Greece, and the Greeks have every right to do in the territory they wish, including strengthening their defenses, and the Turks can only bark in the direction of Greece and nothing more.
      1. Machito
        Machito 4 January 2021 10: 14
        +7
        Judging by the actions in Syria, Iraq, Libya, Azerbaijan, Turkey is ready not only to bark, it may well snatch.
  3. Reserve buildbat
    Reserve buildbat 4 January 2021 09: 55
    +2
    Yapi are just as constantly indignant at Russia's actions in the Kuril Islands. So what? Pay attention to them?
  4. Mountain shooter
    Mountain shooter 4 January 2021 09: 55
    +1
    Of course, it was not the Turks who occupied Northern Cyprus ... does not want to talk about it?
  5. Doccor18
    Doccor18 4 January 2021 10: 02
    +5
    He stated that the movement of Greek troops there makes the western coast of Anatolia vulnerable to invasion ...

    The funny thing is ... Greek soldiers (descendants of Achilles) want to conquer Troy again ...

    An, no, further more
    ... It is enough for the Athens to keep in these territories ... gendarmerie forces armed with pistols ...
    laughing

    after all, Turkey ... never threatened to attack ...

    Turkey has already done so much in recent years that no threats are needed ...
    1. Petr Vladimirovich
      Petr Vladimirovich 5 January 2021 14: 44
      0
      On the Internet, I saw Brad Pitt with a shield and a sword next to Troy, and in the background the liner was flying ...
      1. Doccor18
        Doccor18 5 January 2021 17: 14
        -1
        Quote: Petr Vladimirovich
        ... next to Troy, and in the background a liner flies by ...

        It's Paris and Elena who are dumping .. laughing
  6. parusnik
    parusnik 4 January 2021 10: 03
    +1
    The Pentapostagma considers these words of the admiral to be hypocrisy.
    ... The Greeks are partly right ...
    1. Sergey Sfiedu
      Sergey Sfiedu 4 January 2021 23: 55
      +1
      Yes, not in part, but 100%.
  7. Mavrikiy
    Mavrikiy 4 January 2021 10: 07
    0
    Greece threatens Turkey's security by militarizing islands in the Aegean
    belay It was the snot and screams of Turkey that led Greece to these actions. request
  8. soul
    soul 4 January 2021 10: 27
    +16
    The retired Turkish admiral wanted to say, "How dare they resist?"
    1. dinos
      dinos 6 January 2021 09: 39
      0
      It is also worth reminding the Turkish admiral of some historical facts:
      Greece's right to arm the Aegean Islands was recognized by Turkey, according to a letter addressed to the Greek Prime Minister on May 6, 1936 by the then Turkish Ambassador to Athens, Russen Esref, following instructions from his government. The Turkish government reaffirmed this position when the then Turkish Foreign Minister Rustu Aras, speaking before the Turkish National Assembly on the occasion of the ratification of the Montreux Convention, unconditionally recognized the legal right of Greece to station troops on these islands with the following statement: "Provisions concerning the Aegean islands which belong to the neighboring and friendly country of Greece and were demilitarized in accordance with the Lausanne Convention of 1923, were abolished by the new Montreux Convention and we are especially pleased "(" Minutes of the Turkish National Assembly ", issue 12, July 31, 1936, p. 309).
  9. Lord of the Sith
    Lord of the Sith 4 January 2021 10: 51
    +1
    Something the Ottomans have been stunned with happiness lately. In any place without soap and invitations they climb.

    Oh, and finish badly. Fighting with all the neighbors around you is a bad idea.
    1. Sergey Sfiedu
      Sergey Sfiedu 4 January 2021 23: 56
      0
      Who will stop them?
      1. Lord of the Sith
        Lord of the Sith 5 January 2021 13: 50
        0
        The Russian Aerospace Forces in Syria stopped them))
        Well, they pressed the sanctions))
  10. Gardamir
    Gardamir 4 January 2021 10: 59
    -2
    The Minister of Culture of the Russian Federation Lyubimova officially ordered an international LGBT festival to be held in Russia.

    I think this news will be more interesting than the showdown in Greece and Turkey.
    1. Mordvin 3
      Mordvin 3 4 January 2021 11: 02
      0
      Quote: Gardamir
      The Minister of Culture of the Russian Federation Lyubimova officially ordered an international LGBT festival to be held in Russia.

      Really? Have sunk ... sad
    2. Ugochaves
      Ugochaves 4 January 2021 13: 24
      0
      Where and why are you bringing this g ... o here?
    3. Charik
      Charik 5 January 2021 08: 01
      -1
      You wanted to say, scary
  11. Keyser soze
    Keyser soze 4 January 2021 12: 32
    +1
    The Turks will not economically pull war and aggressive policies. Today Volkswagen sent a letter to the Turkish Minister of Economy that the concern is refusing to invest in a new plant in Turkey and is terminating the project, which was worth several billion euros. The VW Passat and Škoda Superb models were to be produced there, as capacities in Europe were overloaded or switched to the production of electric cars.

    This is just an example that business needs a calm country, and the Turks are holding on to foreign investments. If the sanctions continue, we will see a serious capital outflow from the country.
  12. Gennady Fomkin
    Gennady Fomkin 4 January 2021 13: 24
    0
    laughing
    Quote: janin
    to the creation of a nuclear weapon

    laughing Pull up your spelling - Critics laughing
  13. Gennady Fomkin
    Gennady Fomkin 4 January 2021 13: 26
    -2
    Quote: Keyser Soze
    The Turks will not economically pull war and aggressive policies. Today Volkswagen sent a letter to the Turkish Minister of Economy that the concern is refusing to invest in a new plant in Turkey and is terminating the project, which was worth several billion euros. The VW Passat and Škoda Superb models were to be produced there, as capacities in Europe were overloaded or switched to the production of electric cars.

    This is just an example that business needs a calm country, and the Turks are holding on to foreign investments. If the sanctions continue, we will see a serious capital outflow from the country.

    They will open production for you, then. laughing
  14. Gennady Fomkin
    Gennady Fomkin 4 January 2021 13: 31
    -2
    Quote: Doccor18
    He stated that the movement of Greek troops there makes the western coast of Anatolia vulnerable to invasion ...

    The funny thing is ... Greek soldiers (descendants of Achilles) want to conquer Troy again ...

    An, no, further more
    ... It is enough for the Athens to keep in these territories ... gendarmerie forces armed with pistols ...
    laughing

    after all, Turkey ... never threatened to attack ...

    Turkey has already done so much in recent years that no threats are needed ...

    At the same time, the Greeks do not consider the Cypriot Greeks nothing, considering them the descendants of the Ottomans. The Greeks fiercely hate the Turks and for some reason the Albanians. Do the Greeks have an army? laughing
    1. Sergey Sfiedu
      Sergey Sfiedu 5 January 2021 00: 00
      +2
      "The Greeks do not consider the Cypriot Greeks nothing" - How do you know? If they didn’t put it, Cypriots wouldn’t get sick with "enosis".
      "The Greeks hate the Turks fiercely" - there is a reason.
      "and why is it Albanians" - and who loves Albanians?
  15. Gennady Fomkin
    Gennady Fomkin 4 January 2021 14: 27
    +1
    Then everything went according to a predictable scenario. The Greek part of the island is outraged - they are robbing! laughing Ankara immediately covered itself with international law. Greece first joined the case, followed by Brussels. But Ankara has not felt any special reverence for him for five years now. And because the EU refuses to take. And because the European Union takes an anti-Turkish position on the Kurdish issue.

    And because the Europeans have clamped down on the money promised to curb Arab migration to Europe (in which the Turks, to be honest, are not particularly tense). And a whole range of different other conflict issues. Including Europe's reluctance to concede even a small piece of Cyprus to Ankara.

    In general, the EU urged Turkey "not to do that", to which Ankara simply shrugged its shoulders and continued in the same style. EU foreign ministers have approved sanctions against the Turks, which they have pointedly publicly ignored. At a press conference on July 16, the Turkish Foreign Minister announced that the grouping of exploration vessels in Cypriot waters would be increased to four. The country has approved a plan for drilling up to five wells per year and intends to implement it in full. And if anyone tries to interfere, Turkey is ready to defend the rights of Turkish Cypriots to offshore fields, even with the use of armed forces. Translated into common Russian language - go to Edrene Feni laughing
  16. Gennady Fomkin
    Gennady Fomkin 4 January 2021 14: 40
    -3
    Quote: Doccor18
    He stated that the movement of Greek troops there makes the western coast of Anatolia vulnerable to invasion ...

    The funny thing is ... Greek soldiers (descendants of Achilles) want to conquer Troy again ...

    An, no, further more
    ... It is enough for the Athens to keep in these territories ... gendarmerie forces armed with pistols ...
    laughing

    after all, Turkey ... never threatened to attack ...

    Turkey has already done so much in recent years that no threats are needed ...

    Athens on the weekend and Istanbul on the weekend are two big differences. Nothing works in Athens, the streets are empty. Istanbul is the hottest in terms of commerce and traffic in general; they are hopeless bankrupts. What will they give? Apart from "hairy gold" they have nothing. laughing Some holy old man promised them to turn Constantinople back and forth, and once he promised, then what to do now laughing
  17. Jaromir
    Jaromir 4 January 2021 15: 14
    +7
    Greece threatens Turkey's security by militarizing islands in the Aegean

    Today Turkey is an aggressor country due to the spread of its neo-Ottoman ambitions. The Turks, on the basis of their successes in the Transcaucasus and the Middle East, in the absence of opposition, especially from Russia, are in euphoria. Hence all their statements regarding Greece. I hope there is a force that will break the Turks of their aggressive plans.
  18. Gennady Fomkin
    Gennady Fomkin 4 January 2021 15: 28
    -1
    Quote: Jaromir
    Greece threatens Turkey's security by militarizing islands in the Aegean

    Today Turkey is an aggressor country due to the spread of its neo-Ottoman ambitions. The Turks, on the basis of their successes in the Transcaucasus and the Middle East, in the absence of opposition, especially from Russia, are in euphoria. Hence all their statements regarding Greece. I hope there is a force that will break the Turks of their aggressive plans.

    Within a few days, thousands of Russian deputies and oligarchs and other women with a low social position with Cypriot passports will be forced to surrender or dump into unloved Russia laughing
    1. Petr Vladimirovich
      Petr Vladimirovich 5 January 2021 15: 04
      +2
      I don't know about Cypriot passports, my son, daughter-in-law and three grandchildren have ours.
      Never "Russian deputies and oligarchs and other women with a lowered social position". Now they live in Limassol, they don’t grieve, which is what everyone wants ...)))
  19. Gennady Fomkin
    Gennady Fomkin 5 January 2021 14: 22
    +1
    Quote: Jaromir
    Greece threatens Turkey's security by militarizing islands in the Aegean

    Today Turkey is an aggressor country due to the spread of its neo-Ottoman ambitions. The Turks, on the basis of their successes in the Transcaucasus and the Middle East, in the absence of opposition, especially from Russia, are in euphoria. Hence all their statements regarding Greece. I hope there is a force that will break the Turks of their aggressive plans.

    Anika, the warrior, will you go to "break" the Ottomans or will you call the "brothers"? laughing There are no people willing to join the army? laughing Let's organize a coalition laughing