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The Greek Navy is preparing to begin exercises, the scenario of which reads "the return of territories occupied by the enemy"

The Greek Navy is preparing to begin exercises, the scenario of which reads "the return of territories occupied by the enemy"

While Ankara is not the first time calling on Athens to "behave decently" and avoid provocations, Greece continues to declare its readiness to deploy weapons on the islands in the Aegean Sea. Greek media reports that on January 18 in the Aegean Sea, the country's Navy will conduct naval exercises "Lightning".

It is reported that frigates, missile boats, submarines, aviation and elite units of the Marine Corps. The scenario of the exercise is associated with the protection of power plants and platforms for the extraction of hydrocarbons, as well as "protection against attacks by enemy fleets and the return of territories captured by the enemy."

The last few definitions have caused considerable irritation in Turkey. The Turkish expert community considered that this could be a threat to Northern Cyprus and to the territories of Turkey itself in the east of the Mediterranean.

In Greek the news it is said that the "Lightning" is "a response to Ankara's provocations" and a demonstration that any movement of Turkey in the sea separating the two countries is "under close scrutiny" of the Greek Navy.

Territorial rights in the Aegean have long been a point of contention between the two countries. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan often warns Greece against provocations at sea.

Erdogan said Turkey's recent ballistic missile test "spooked" Athens. In October, Turkey conducted a test launch of a Typhoon short-range ballistic missile. The missile can hit a target at a distance of more than 500 km.

Turkey and Greece disagree on several issues, including competing claims to jurisdiction in the Eastern Mediterranean, overlapping claims to their continental shelves, maritime boundaries, airspace, energy, the ethnically divided island of Cyprus, and the status of islands in the Aegean.

Relations deteriorated after Erdogan said Mitsotakis "no longer exists" for him when the Greek prime minister lobbied to block Turkey's F-16 fighter jet sales during a visit to the United States, despite having previously negotiated a partnership with Erdogan . In May, Erdogan severed relations with Mitsotakis and declared all other channels of communication between the countries closed.

Militarily, it even went as far as Greek Coast Guard boats opening fire on a cargo ship that was said to have violated Greek territorial waters. The ship turned out to be Turkish.

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  1. HAM
    HAM 10 January 2023 16: 22
    "You still fight, hot ..... guys!" @
    1. Myths
      Myths 10 January 2023 16: 38
      The Greeks would first have to remove the garbage from the shore after the "successful" landing of the black colonels. As long as there is an Anglo base in Cyprus, freedom will not shine for him.
    2. Andy_nsk
      Andy_nsk 10 January 2023 16: 41
      "You still fight, hot ..... guys!" @

      The Greeks do not and never had steel Feberge, they will not risk it. And I would not spare money on popcorn for such a spectacle!
      1. Nyrobsky
        Nyrobsky 10 January 2023 22: 19
        Quote from Andy_nsk
        "You still fight, hot ..... guys!" @

        The Greeks do not and never had steel Feberge, they will not risk it. And I would not spare money on popcorn for such a spectacle!

        The problem here is not the Faberge, but the one who secretly gives the Greeks guarantees that they can be impudent and foul in matters related to territorial disputes, which for quite a long time dozed quite calmly, and then suddenly sparkled. The battle between Turkey and Greece only plays into the hands of the United States. It is not for nothing that literally the other day the mattress figure Bolton spoke about the fact that Turkey should be deprived of NATO membership, for impudence and independent politics. Zaruba will be the reason for the "dismissal" of Turkey and thus the removal of obstacles to the admission of Sweden and Finland to NATO.
        1. HattinGokbori88
          HattinGokbori88 11 January 2023 04: 10
          Washington Post, yesterday
          The US and Europe would be better off without Erdogan's destructive influence in world affairs, especially as their confrontation with Vladimir Putin intensifies.

    3. Berkut752
      Berkut752 10 January 2023 19: 44
      HAM (Igor Nikolaevich), HAM IN THE ADDRESS LINE: An elite infantry unit of the Greek army and the desire to laugh will immediately disappear.
  2. notingem
    notingem 10 January 2023 16: 23
    The Greeks don't even try. Turks are stronger. Brussels will take care
    1. Al manah
      Al manah 10 January 2023 17: 56
      The Greeks don't even try.

      And they won't even try. So, they will ring bells, scratch their tongues, they will sound the on-duty threat, that's all.
    APASUS 10 January 2023 16: 23
    Solving the problems of Greece and Turkey, in the internal structure of NATO, is becoming more and more difficult. The question of leverage is becoming more and more acute. Given the interest of some countries in the conflict, one can expect a military battle.
    1. old
      old 10 January 2023 17: 43
      Given the interest of some countries in the conflict, one can expect a military battle.

      If NATO does not intervene here, then everything will end the same way as in Karabakh. Yes, and it will start similarly: for some reason, the Greeks took the fashion to pull the Turkish Sultan by the mustache. They can pull on adventures ...
  4. Vasilenko Vladimir
    Vasilenko Vladimir 10 January 2023 16: 25
    return of territories occupied by the enemy
    rushed over the bumps, who's next?
  5. Iris
    Iris 10 January 2023 17: 01
    It would be great! The Greeks would have received very quickly, Erdogan has already said: I will beat carefully, but hard!. The descendants of the Hellenes, who are essentially the same Albanians posing as Christians, have no chances. In short, the Sultan has a great chance to put the Greeks in a stall, from where they jumped out of an oversight. More precisely, Russia saved them from there, but now they have expelled almost all of our diplomats and are supplying the Armed Forces of Ukraine with weapons. Well, so that we become less, if someone does not understand.
    1. Sergey Aleksandrovich
      Sergey Aleksandrovich 10 January 2023 17: 32
      Soviet Russia, alas, assisted the Turks in their war with the Greeks in 1919-22. Can anyone please explain why this was done?
  6. tralflot1832
    tralflot1832 10 January 2023 17: 04
    It seemed to me alone that the Greeks stole Aurora? lol drinks
    1. seamen2
      seamen2 10 January 2023 20: 25
      I took this craft for the latest Greek flagship.
      1. notingem
        notingem 10 January 2023 21: 55
        Anyone from Peter? Look out the window Aurora in place ?
  7. Ryaruav
    Ryaruav 10 January 2023 18: 01
    it can be seen for a long time that the Greeks did not receive a sopatka, they began to forget
  8. HattinGokbori88
    HattinGokbori88 11 January 2023 04: 04
    2022-23--> Russia
    2026-27--> Turkey
    2035-40--> China

    The last 2 are just a guess...
  9. Sergey3
    Sergey3 11 January 2023 04: 54
    This is funny news, I wonder how impoverished Greece was going to tease the Sultan?
    At the same time, Russia will no longer fit in for them, because. the Greeks have taken a very active anti-Russian position and are very actively supplying weapons to Ukraine.