War of Gog Magog - Not Russia - It's Turkey
Greece Rejects NATO Bid to De-Escalate Tensions With Turkey
9-4-20, VOA -- Athens Thursday denied NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg’s earlier statement that Greece and Turkey had agreed to “technical talks” to avoid military clashes in the region. The move, critics say, dashes hopes of a breakthrough in rising tension in the eastern Mediterranean that began on 8/10/20 when Turkish seismic research vessel Oruc Reis set sail in the Mediterranean Sea, off Antalya, Turkey.
Germany is currently leading a separate diplomatic effort to defuse the standoff between Greece and Turkey. Analyst Costantinos Filis advises caution.
Either the other side, he says, has gone rogue and Greece should continue to be on full military alert, or this is another negotiating ploy by Erdogan in a bid to skirt potential sanctions the EU may take against Turkey because of its gas explorations.
Turkey's Erdogan warns Greece against taking path to 'ruin
8-26-20, RepublicWorld.com -- Reportedly on 8/26/20 Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned Greece against any provocations and emphasized that Ankara would make ‘no concessions’ in the eastern Mediterranean. As the two countries remain locked up in a dispute over energy resources in the sea, Erdogan said that Turkey would take ‘what it deserves’ in the Mediterranean.
Tensions between Greece and Turkey escalated after Ankara sent research vessel Oruc Reis to survey the seabed for gas and oil in the Mediterranean sea. Greece, in response, began military exercise involving its navy and the air force in an area where Turkey had sent its research vessel accompanied by warships. Erdogan on Tuesday also warned that Greece will be responsible for any unwarranted tensions in the region. He further called on Athens to cancel the military exercise saying it endangers the safety of all ships in the area.
8-14-20, Independent.co.uk -- Greek defense source has said Greek and Turkish warships recently suffered a minor collision in the eastern Mediterranean. The source claimed the crash was an accident, but...
9-9-20, Amid rising tensions Turkish research ship to continue Eastern Mediterranean exploration the Turkish Ministry of Defense has confirmed that the seismic research vessel Oruç Reis will continue its planned energy exploration mission in the Eastern.. Erdogan has antagonized many allies and friends with his aggressive behavior in Syria, Libya and at home. Further complicating matters is that Turkey is a member of NATO, but not of the European Union. More here:
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