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France Accused Turkish Navy Of Harassing One Of Its Warships In Mediterranean

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France Accused Turkish Navy Of Harassing One Of Its Warships In Mediterranean

Turkish Navy frigate Gaziantep escorts drilling vessel Fatih October 30, 2018 © Reuters / Can Sezer

On June 17, the French Ministry of Armed Forces accused the Turkish Navy of harassing a French warship in the Mediterranean sea.

The warship, that was participating in a NATO mission, tried to check a cargo vessel on suspicion it was taking arms to Libya. However, a Turkish frigate intervened. The frigate carried out radar targeting at least three times, suggesting that a missile was about to be launched at the French warship.

“This is an extremely aggressive act that is unacceptable by an ally against a NATO ship,” a French defence official told AFP, adding “We consider this an extremely grave matter … We cannot accept that an ally behaves this way, that it does this against a NATO ship, under NATO command, carrying out a NATO mission.”

A Turkish official denied France’s claims, accusing French forces of attempting to search a Turkish ship in international waters. The official said Ankara expects allies to show “understanding and sensitivity towards the Turkish Navy and its presence.”

Turkey shipped large quantities of heavy weapons to the Government of National Accord (GNA) in Libya over the recent few months violating a UN-imposed arms embargo. Ankara also deployed 14,000 Syrian fighters in the country.

France is not apparently pleased with Turkey’s ever growing influence in the region because it limits prospects of France-linked oil companies operating there. This is an example of the current division within the NATO over the situation in Libya, that was wrecked by the pact’s intervention in 2011.

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  • Assad must stay

    Hahahahahaha too funny

  • Hanny Benny

    turkey = REAL ISIS !!! (500 years of devsirme childabduction)

    turkey HAS TO GET SHATTERED 4 PEACE !!!

    • shylockracy

      France and the other Ziocorporate terrorist regimes are far worse for world peace than the Turks.

      • Porc Halal

        Seriously?!…how?

        • rightiswrong rightiswrong

          France and Britain stopped Russia taking back Constantinople at the end of the 19th century, and have carried the Turds as a backstop to Russian reach into the MidEast for a long time.
          All Turdish atrocities since then have had the full backing of Albion.

          Which is what makes this latest spat so hilarious, lol.

          • Icarus Tanović

            Germany did that in WWI…

          • rightiswrong rightiswrong

            That Tsar couldn’t keep his own state back then, never mind knock over the Turds.
            Germany certainly aided the Turds, to defeat the British at Gallipoli.
            Alexander was the one poised to take Constantinople I believe, about 20 years or so after the Crimean War.

          • occupybacon

            It was alwais Britain and France, not France and Britain

        • shylockracy

          Learn some history, idiot. From the massacre of Vietnamese and Algerians to the Ottowa initiative, there have been plenty of cases old an new. France needs to return whatever Venezuelan assets the EU has frozen and pay for supporting the start of the war in Donbass.

          • occupybacon

            Don’t worry, Ukraine with pay Dumbass with few drones soon, they are in training.

          • shylockracy

            If/when it happens, it’ll be a shock Russia may be needing to react accordingly to Ukrop Zionazi schemes.

          • occupybacon

            They won’t because they are afraid of more economic sanctions. They have anexed it like Crimea til now.

          • Sencer

            True.

          • cechas vodobenikov

            if the amerikan/ukrop nazis attempt to invade Donbass, they will be obliterated by Russia—already there r many volunteer anti-fascist battalions in Donbass—2 Serb battalions, the Chechen “smelt brigade, Russian “Essence of Time” battalion, Russian Varya brigade—2 internationalist brigades—Ghost, “intercontintale” comprise of Brazilians, Argentinians, Spaniards, Finns, Italians….the fascists that join the Nazi brigades in Ukraine—azov, Pravijiya sektor, etc r mainly Swiss, swedes, amerikans

          • Astar Roth

            Yes, that’s right…

      • Icarus Tanović

        Recently they’re kinda equal…

  • shylockracy

    The French can go fuck themselves because there would be no Turkey sending weapons over to Libya if NATO hadn’t destroyed Libya to deliver it to ISIS/al-Qaeda types while the plundering of Libya’s oil by the West resumed. Too bad it’s not part of the diplomatic praxis to be able to give simple answers as that to French whining about being “harassed”.

    • Peter Moy

      Unfortunately there are not enough trees in Libya to hang all of the murderous bastards from Britain, France and their whore masters in the US who destroyed a once stable, respected, prosperous country. I am not a fan of the Turks but they should have “accidentally” fired off an anti-ship missile once their targeting radars had a firing solution. They could then claim computer malfunction or some other US-style bucket of horse dung.

    • Liberal guy

      Since the so called revolution France remains nothing but zio company

    • Justin

      Do u realise that Russia is allied with France in Libya?
      Do u realise Syrian troops are fighting with Russian and French special forces in Libya?
      France is apart of NATO yes but when France was in Libya during the first NATO involvement France was the first nation to get intelligence on the US F-22’s.
      France, Italia have large interests in Libya! They did not want Obama and Clinton to do ANYTHING in Libya!

      • guest

        French are historic surrender monkeys.

        • Justin

          lol they conquered a lot of the world!
          Napoleon conquered the whole lot (Europe) at one point!
          The fuck are u talking about?
          Grab yourself an animating map and look at europe over the last 2000 years!
          Then come back and tell me if u think France are “surrender monkeys”!

          Do u know where most of the Knights Templar come from? Do u??
          Did they Surrender or did they Conquer?

          Get your shit together GUEST! lol fuckin Guest comes in with his 2 cents worth of history knowledge!

          Go downland an app and play games u fuckin loser, u dont belong here!

    • Zionism = EVIL

      I am with you on this one, the froggy cunts should stop whining like pussies and go fuck themselves indeed. Go Turkey, sink one of their rust buckets.

  • Porc Halal

    —The official said Ankara expects allies to show “understanding and sensitivity towards the Turkish Navy and its presence.”—…hahahahaha!!!…being so stupid, the french, they do…

    • Sencer

      You have no idea about ‘ french colonial tax’ do you ,fanatical clown.

  • Lone Ranger

    Two former empires fighting for their former colony…
    Pathetic.

    • Zionism = EVIL

      I am surprised that Turkey has the capability, but has not gone nuclear like Iran and Pakistan.

      • Lone Ranger

        U.S. and Israel doesnt want Turkey to have nukes.
        Thats why.

  • Porc Halal

    This is how you deal with cockroach provocateurs…

    https://www.romania-insider.com/romanian-coast-guard-fire-turkish-boat

    • Sencer

      A fully armored gunship fires at 13-14 meters wooden fishing boat , and piglets like you try to show this as a victory on net. Hillarious.

      • Fog of War

        Well, hes Romanian they need something to gloat about.

  • good american

    I think you have to be firm with Turkey, otherwise they will try to pull your pants down and bugger you. That is a nice photo of the Turkish ship, though. Menacing, like a bad shadow even though the sun is out.

    • occupybacon

      But frenchies like nasty things in their arse

  • Harry Smith

    Hahaha!
    Chechens and Algerians kneeling the entire French city. Turks openly humiliate French navy. What a pathetic state the modern France is!

    • occupybacon

      Frencies never dared fo mess with the Ottomans alone and humiliation is their second name

      • Justin

        if i may add my piece! Napoleon took almost all of Europe!

        • Zionism = EVIL

          And the the Russians kicked the midget cunts arse at Borodino :)

          • Justin

            U are so biased on behalf of Russia and China that u cant see through your own bullshit filter which you installed yourself!

            UK, Russia and Hungary were all combating Napoleon not too mention French Royalty loyalists!

            So when Napoleon was defeated, the Brits claimed the majority of the victory!

            However there are only2 big names in Europe in terms of their amazing conquests! Napoleon and Alexander the Great!

            Nobody else in Europe comes close! Not even Hitler!

            He may have been a midget but his men respected him! in terms of being a military genious he was a giant! but i dont expect your dumb ass brain to understand that!

            YOU GIVE CREDIT WHERE CREDIT IS DUE! AND U SHOULD ABUSE NATIONS WHO ARE PISS WEAK! CHINA IS PISS WEAK! But your fucked up mind cant comprehend that can it! i mean, they fucking copy Russian jets for fuck sakes! And u will sit here and cheer them on and at the same time call napoleon a midget cunt!
            YOURE EITHER THE DUMBEST CUNT ON THE SITE or the most ignorant!

            So whilst u suck on russian and Chinese dick, understand they did not accomplish much! China was scared of the mongols! The russians had their entire genetic line changed by the Mongols! You can see the Mongol face within Putin!
            Where were the Mongols stopped? Europe!

            Where were the Muslims stopped? Europe!

            Who rescued China from the Japanese? USA!

            Who stopped the Japs? Mainly USA!

            Russia’s vast land is due to it being a frozen Desert! Russia Conquered Siberia which had an extreme minimal inhabitance! You dont get points for that!

            Russia’s victory comes in the name of WW2!

            China has done FUCK ALL except build a wall!

            Alexander the Great and Napoleon! if u want to suck dicks of the greatest military minds and conquest, those are the 2 dicks u suck!

            you dont suck chinese dick EVER!

            u can suck Russia’s dick for WW2 but u cant suck their dick for Napoleon as that was a joint effort!

            Make sure that when u open your mouth and start drooling for cock that its not chinese cock!

            Make sure its Napoleon, Alexander the Great!

            Once they have jizzed on your dumb ass face, u can then suck on UK and USA cock! After that u can suck on Russian cock!

            Understand Faggot?

        • God

          Yes but it took the Spanish & the Italians to stop the Ottomans in the Mediterranean. The French were too busy allying themselves with north-African pirates

          • Justin

            yes u are 100% correct! Yet the bloodlines of the italians and Spanish were were changed (blonde hair, fair skin became dark hair and olive skin)!

            These conquests were won by joint efforts of all of Europe! they understood that it was a war of Religion! So they put their differences aside and fought together!

            Lets not forget the Ottomons were already conquered by the Mongols and the Greeks! So they were a mix of European (blonde hair fair skin), muslims and Asian mongols! They became powerful only because they inherited the Roman Empire! They literally inherited Romania and the Byzantine Empire which became more powerful then the Roman empire for a short time! They owned the trade of the black sea and the Med! They got super lucky! it was literally handed over to them on a silver plate!

            Im sorry but suddenly becoming a muslim and switching sides doesnt count!

          • God

            The bloodlines of Italians and Spaniards are pretty much European, I’m myself more white than many French. The only italian in my group of friends is blond and with blue eyes. Don’t belive me? have a look: http://thedockyards.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Genetic-Map-of-Europe.png

            Also, what you mean by…”becoming a musilm and switching sides?” Spain is one of the less musilm countries in Europe, check the factbooks please

          • Justin

            wow this went off the rails quick!
            As for italians i KNOW they are blonde haired and blue eyed just like you can find in the North of Italy! But the italians from the south have a more olive skin and black hair! WHY? Well logic tells you why! Morroco was where many of the muslims staged their attack from!

            Logically the populations in the Med area of Europe are of blackish hair and olive skin! This is where the muslims attacked! Blood lines were changed!

            Dont worry i got history books!

            i am not saying olive skin people are black, im saying the Mors did a lot of fucking! thats what im saying! just like the Mongols did in Russia and Turkey! You havent noticed Putins facial features?

            Also “switching sides and becoming muslims” was referring to Turkey!
            Remember the Byzantines? Remember Constantinople? it was Roman Catholic (christian) what is it now? Istanbul!

            Did i say Spain become muslims? No! im saying with invasions comes rape! Rape comes kids! white women giving birth to olive skin and black hair!

            dont get offended dude! it doesnt take a scientist to see that Arab looking genes mixed with white genes in southern Europe!

            Romanians literally look like they are half cast arabs!
            Hungary look like white normal europeans!
            Spaniards look mixed with arabs and whites!
            Southern italy the same!

            it all got mixed dude!

            Spain did not become a muslim nation! spain, italy and france fought off the bulk of the muslim invasion!

            Try reading more carefully!
            Check your skin colour, if u have black hair and olive skin then u have middle east and african blood in you!

            im a white Australian!

            Deal with it!

          • God

            Then you should explain yourself better

          • Justin

            No, YOU try reading carefully!
            i was clear as fucking day!
            READ!
            i just had to explain myself like i was talking to a 7 year old!
            But OHHHHHHH now u get it!
            fuckin moron!

          • God

            please, keep yelling & insulting, it’s fun.
            Besides I like to see how a native Australian is not able to properly use it’s own language

          • Justin

            Copy and paste (quote) the parts you could not understand in my first comment!

            then ill explain them!

            Go ahead! lets see how dumb u look!

          • God
          • Justin

            Yep, thats what i thought you’d say!
            lol, u cant even defend your comments. just refer back to childish trolling!

            Next time send a picture of person holding their fingers in their ears and yelling “NO, NO, NO, NO, NO….. Im NOT LISTENING..”

        • occupybacon

          True that, Napoleon was a gloryous spike and I exagerated, there were some other battles too

      • Harry Smith
        • occupybacon

          Thanks, I exagerated a bit but still France is a pussy.

          • Harry Smith

            France isn’t a pussy. They just smashed between USA from exterior ant leftist from interior. Like every great European nation is now. Germans, Spanish etc. The only question would these countries have enough patriots to exterminate the internal leftists after USA crash? Sadly, but I think the number of remained patriots won’t be enough to reclaim the sovereignty of their states.

          • occupybacon

            I don’t believe USA will crash before any EU country since EU survives on trade with USA. They get 200 billion surplus per year. For USA those are picket money. I don’t know what to say of the lefties. Whatever USA will do they will follow.

          • Harry Smith

            The USA crash is not depending of any EU country wishes. Crash is inevitable because of internal degradation. We see too much signs of it now. What will do EU after USA fall? They will try to survive as any other country or union in the World.
            And USA is also loosing it’s influence now. Harder USA will push – more resistance will meet. Washington orders are catalyzing the consolidation of conservative people in every EU country, so chaos in the first couple of months after USA fall will be perfect time for conservatives to take power in their countries. But it won’t happen I think. Too weak and too small in numbers.
            Anyway there is a high probability this autumn will be really hot for Americans and the rest of the World. But let’s hope this forecast is wrong and all be fine.

          • occupybacon

            The USA crash is not depending of any EU country wishes, but neither Russia like in the past 100 years. USA went many times through riots, now it looks bigger because of the power of Mass Media over our minds,the same as mass shootings that look more dangerous than a war between India and China.

          • Harry Smith

            Yep, but previous riots were not in the time of world economy transformation. Today both reps and dems sponsors will lose all their wealth if they won’t be able to control USA financial fluxes. BLM – act blue – Sanders/Biden chain is perfect reflection of the tectonic processes in the USA elites.
            BTW previous riots were without CHAZ and police defunding. Before Bolsheviks came to power and after Russian Tsar was arrested, the country was ruled by Kerensky. He defunded gendarmes and amnestied many criminals. That brought chaos in the Empire. But, if anybody in Russia was asked in February 1917 he would never even think about November 1917 situation.

          • occupybacon

            Your wishful thinking is a ‘bit’ wild comparing USA today with Russia after WW1.

          • Harry Smith

            Not “after” but in “time of”. And I am NOT comparing the whole situation, but just presented some fact which are similar. If “defunding” gendarmes and amnestying criminals resulted in chaos in Russia, it is quite possible that similar actions in USA will bring the similar results. I am not saying that situation will be exact copy of 1917 in Russia.

          • occupybacon

            Ok, actually I would like that to happen, defunding police in US, but I have 0 hopes on it. It would be too good to be true, because I think that currently the police is protecting those who are toplung statues, from the others. As Trumps said in one of his last tweets, that if the right wing would take Seattle they had machine guns.

          • Harry Smith

            Look, I am just doing parallels and not saying it will be exactly the same. After Kerensky disbanded gendarmerie, Bolsheviks organized Red Guard which was consisted by amnestied criminals. Can you imagine the chaos of that time? What makes you think that dems won’t organize some kind of Black Guard with machine guns, blackjack and hookers?

          • occupybacon

            Add some cocaine and I volunteer

    • Zionism = EVIL
      • Justin

        you are the dumbest!
        its official!
        Try “the globalists are cracking!”

        u have no fucking idea do you!
        got your head in the sand!

  • DEMOLISH EVIL

    Although there is no land in the Mediterranean, it is interesting to have a say.Most of the Mediterranean is legally in the region of the Turks.Colonial states are trying everything for their own benefit. It wasn’t enough that they exploited the oil. They came back here after geographical exploration.Let France not forget the case of Bozkurt Lotus, they are very liars in these matters.

  • Al Balog

    An American puppet fighting another American puppet. A fun clown show 😂🤡🥳.

    Austria-Hungary never colonized Africa or the Middle East, and we’re glad that we didn’t head the way France and Turkey have.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/55b3f5875b02a70c07f4ffd9654fbf7f19ff242d63745ca02d74d6428660c8f4.jpg

    • Sencer

      As if both Hungary and Austria are not US puppets right now. LOL

      • Lone Ranger

        I guess thats why 100% of the gas and oil needs of both countries is being delivered from Russia.
        Russia is also building a new state of the art nuclear reactor in Hungary.
        Hungary is also blocking EU and NATO membership for Ukropisstan…
        Seems puppies are out of line…:)

        • Sencer

          Russia is also building a ‘state of art’ reactor in TR.
          TR is also blocking the implementation of East European Defence plan of NATO.

          But this did not prevent you up voting a comment above telling that France and TR are US puppies.

          Seems that yr political views are not are influenced by facts , but with yr personal preferences.

          • Lone Ranger

            Because its a different story.
            Austria and Hungary wont engage in wars for the U.S. Empire.
            Hence we aint bootlickers.
            Austria is not even in NATO.
            Better luck next time…

          • Sencer

            No it is the same story . The story goes as follows ;

            Middle powers are not puppets of Russia or USA anymore , things have changed. They work with whomever suits there interests.

            Small states like Austria and Hungaria always need to be orbiting around a larger power like EU , US or Russia , whichever is powerfull. Today, US is withdrawing from Europe and you are being pulled by the gravity of Russia which is trying to fill the vacum. If Russia falls weak in future , you will all seek for another alliances.

          • Lone Ranger

            The only problem with your analysis is that Hungary, Austria, Germany, Czech Republic hasnt changed their stance.
            Its not a new thing that they buy oil and gas and tech from Russia.
            They have done that for tbte past 75 years.
            U.S. going home will stabilize Europe, since most the wars and conflicts were started by them more precisly the CIA.
            Russia has no puppets and vassals, they contrary to the U.S. have allies and friends.

    • cechas vodobenikov

      true—as the Austian defense minister recently commented, Austria more closely aligns itself with
      Russia than with NATO amerikan puppets….this is also true of Hungary where Orban has intelligently rejected Soros/NATO propaganda—closed his imperialist university and requires fascist amerikan NGO’s to register as foreign agents—the cowardly amerikans only sent troops to Europe 5 months before the armistice—did not declare war on the ottomans. Bugaria, Austo-Hungary—only Germany and stole 20,000 patents from Germany—unable to innovate they require talented foreigners–didn’t invent world wide web, not search engines, LED, nor mobile phones—despite what the CIA website wiki tells these idiots

      • Sencer

        Ceshas ,love , quit pounding yr chest like an ape.
        Whatever you tell here , whatever revisionist historical BS you are trying to push does not change the fact that only Apple Inc. worths more that 1,3 trillion USD ,and thats more than Russian GDP.

  • Icarus Tanović

    This dog has become a mad dog…

  • SnowCatzor

    When will Euro governments learn – Turkey is not your ally. Their NATO membership is meaningless and just a legacy of the cold war.

    • Ivan Freely

      Europe never had any illusion that Turkey was their ally. They’re using Turkey against Russia; even the Turks can see this. The Turks are going along with The West because they get a better financial kickback from them than what Russia, or others, can offer.

  • Mike

    It would be nice if two scumbag countries would kill each other.

  • cechas vodobenikov

    whatever one says about the French, they are not feminized like amerikan males (obvious)—100 prominent French females in a letter to Le Monde, described the amerikan girl sexual repression “movement”–ME Too, as Puritanism—apparently
    French females do enjoy sex

  • Bob

    Turkey has repeatedly engaged in aggressive actions against its fellow NATO member Greece, and now extending same behavior to fellow NATO member France – at what point will European NATO members (as opposed to US) reign in Turkey?