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Turkish Foreign Ministry: US policy leads to disruption of the balance of power in the Mediterranean

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Turkish Foreign Ministry: US policy leads to disruption of the balance of power in the Mediterranean

The head of the Turkish Foreign Ministry, in an interview with reporters, said that the United States is destroying the balance of power in the Mediterranean. As the Minister of Foreign Affairs clarified, we are talking about the policy that Washington is pursuing in relation to Athens and Cyprus, leading to a violation of the balance of power that has been built for decades.


Large arms deliveries to Greece are a confirmation of the violation of the balance of power. The same applies to the Greek community of Cyprus, since it was in the interests of the American leadership to lift the embargo on supplies. weapons this republic for a period of one year

- said the head of the Turkish Foreign Ministry.

At the same time, Ankara demanded clarification from Washington regarding the decision to supply weapons to these states. The United States called the reason for the supplies the cooperation of the Cypriot community with the US government in relation to the fight against money laundering. As Mevlut Cavusoglu added, the purpose of the supplies is to use it [weapons] against the Turks in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC).

Mevlut Cavusoglu:

Is the answer to such cooperation should be a permit for the supply of weapons? It would be interesting to know for what and against whom? Against the Turkish Cypriots?

Earlier, the Turkish Foreign Ministry announced that Ankara would not allow Athens to expand its territorial waters in the Aegean Sea and militarize the islands.

Recall that the Turks have been occupying the northern part of the territory of Cyprus since 1974, calling their invasion of the island the “Peacekeeping Operation in Cyprus”. Northern Cyprus is recognized only by Turkey, which deploys a contingent of its troops there with the support of the TRNC.
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  1. spirit
    spirit 30 December 2022 21: 52
    +1
    The Greeks have a lot of BMP-1s and it’s like a wasp. I think part of the US supplies will compensate for the future shipment of this stuff to Nezalezhnaya. Naturally, the Sultan is nervous if, instead of the remnants of old Soviet weapons, the Greeks receive modern ones from the USA
    1. Myths
      Myths 30 December 2022 22: 43
      +1
      And not only there. The United States everywhere bring destabilization in their favor.
  2. Doccor18
    Doccor18 30 December 2022 21: 56
    +3
    Turkish Foreign Ministry: US policy leads to disruption of the balance of power in the Mediterranean

    Moreover, the US policy leads to a violation of the balance of life in the World... All countries understand this, but what to do with it... when the nationalists are corrupt to the tips of their bones.
  3. HattinGokbori88
    HattinGokbori88 30 December 2022 21: 56
    -2
    The Turkish Cypriots had Turkey to protect them from complete annihilation by the Greeks. If Greece somehow becomes stronger than Turkey, there will be no one to protect them.
    1. Doccor18
      Doccor18 30 December 2022 22: 07
      +8
      Quote: HattinGokbori88
      If Greece somehow becomes stronger than Turkey,

      This is not even possible in theory.
      The times of Macedonian are long gone. A bankrupt country with zero hope for the future. She is "fed" only because of her strategic geographical position, and at least some kind of counterbalance to the Turks is needed.
      1. SKVichyakow
        SKVichyakow 30 December 2022 22: 18
        +2
        Quote: Doccor18
        The times of Macedonian are long gone. A bankrupt country with zero hope for the future. She is "fed" only because of her strategic geographical position, and at least some kind of counterbalance to the Turks is needed.

        It is for the incitement of the conflict between Turkey and Greece that the United States is arming the Cypriots and Greeks.
      2. man
        man 31 December 2022 01: 03
        +1
        If Greece somehow becomes stronger than Turkey,

        This is not even possible in theory.

        To assess the combat qualities of the Greek army, I suggest contacting a Romanian military expert smile
        1. Doccor18
          Doccor18 31 December 2022 06: 30
          0
          Quote: mann
          I suggest contacting a Romanian military expert

          yes
    2. Myths
      Myths 30 December 2022 22: 44
      +1
      While the British are sitting there, anything can happen and there will never be a free Cyprus. This is not even done by the United States, namely England.
  4. seamen2
    seamen2 30 December 2022 22: 02
    +5
    come on Erdogas. act, act evil. so that the Greeks were not up to sending weapons to the Ukrainians.
  5. Vyacheslav57
    Vyacheslav57 30 December 2022 22: 14
    +1

    If at sea the forces are even more or less comparable, then on land Turkey has a 3.5 times superiority. The combat experience of Turkey is an order of magnitude higher than that of Greece (however, Greece does not have it at all).
  6. tralflot1832
    tralflot1832 30 December 2022 22: 19
    +3
    When the Americans, together with the Turks, stuff Ukraine with weapons, it’s kosher. And when the Americans ship weapons to Greece, it’s not kosher. There is clearly some kind of interest in Erdogan in the Aegean Sea.
  7. iouris
    iouris 30 December 2022 22: 45
    +3
    What is characteristic: sitting under the portrait of Ataturk is a politician pursuing a policy of dismantling Ataturk's legacy. And not only conducting, but also ideologically substantiating this course. Opportunist.
    1. Michael
      Michael 31 December 2022 00: 44
      0
      Quote: iouris
      What is characteristic: sitting under the portrait of Ataturk is a politician pursuing a policy of dismantling Ataturk's legacy. And not only conducting, but also ideologically substantiating this course. Opportunist.

      The East is a delicate matter. (C)
      Now aporunizd - tomorrow a good person.
  8. Michael
    Michael 31 December 2022 00: 41
    +2
    Interestingly, Erdogan became prime minister in 2003. Not much later than Putin (1999). And he did not leave this post until he was elected president.
    But, it's completely different, don't you agree!!!?
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  10. opposite28
    opposite28 31 December 2022 07: 11
    0
    Large arms deliveries to Greece are a confirmation of the violation of the balance of power. The same applies to the Greek community of Cyprus, since it was in the interests of the American leadership to lift the arms embargo on this republic for a period of one year.

    - said the head of the Turkish Foreign Ministry.
    A purely symbolic, protocol remark from the head of the Turkish Foreign Ministry, nothing more. In the light of the Ukrainian events, Turkey's foreign policy has undergone a number of changes that have a beneficial effect on the energy security of Turkey itself. So the "sultanate" can sleep peacefully, as well as the ideas of Turan's reincarnation.
    Is the answer to such cooperation should be a permit for the supply of weapons? It would be interesting to know for what and against whom? Against the Turkish Cypriots?
    Deliveries of Bayraktar systems to Azerbaijan and Ukraine raise no less questions...