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Turkey Claims Its Research Vessel Was Harassed By Greek Fighter Jets While Carrying Out Illegal Survey Work

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Turkey Claims Its Research Vessel Was Harassed By Greek Fighter Jets While Carrying Out Illegal Survey Work

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On February 23rd, Ankara complained that four Greek F-16 fighter jets harassed the Turkish TCG Çeşme research vessel.

The vessel is conducting allegedly illegal research in the Aegean Sea, condemned by Greece, Cyprus and others.

TCG Çeşme is attempting to carry out research in the Aegean Sea after a NAVTEX, the international maritime navigational telex/notification system, was issued by the coastal station of Smyrna (Izmir in Turkish).

Greece said that the Smyrna-based NAVTEX notification is an illegal act since Turkey has no authority to issue a NAVTEX to seafarers for hydrographic work in this area of the Aegean as it is the responsibility of the Lemnos station.

Subsequently, Turkey lodged a complaint saying that four Greek fighter jets “harassed” the TCG Çeşme by dropping flares two nautical miles away.

In a statement, Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar said that “unfortunately it is one of the frequent harassments of Greece. We have our own rules and we responded appropriately in the context of these rules.”

In response, Greece denied that it harassed the Turkish research vessel.

Unnamed Greek City Times sources from the Greek Ministry of Defense said that the Air Force are not active in the area where TCG Çeşme is located.

According to Turkish Media, the vessel is scheduled to continue its works in the region until March 2 and was targeted by Greek fighter jets near the island of Lemnos in the northern part of the Aegean Sea.

Necessary retaliation was carried out in response to the Greek fighter jets flying over the Turkish vessel at an altitude of 1,000 meters (3,280 feet), unnamed sources added.

Turkey’s Defense Ministry recently stated that Greece has continued its provocative rhetoric and uncompromising stance since exploratory talks were held in January, adding that Athens is misleading the international community with its remarks.

Greece protested Turkey’s deployment of the TCG Çeşme research vessel in what it called an “unnecessary” move.

Athens said that although the ship was operating in international waters, the responsibility for issuing maritime advisories in that part of the Aegean fell to Greece.

After a five-year pause and months of tensions over overlapping claims for energy resources in the Eastern Mediterranean and the Aegean in 2020, Greek and Turkish officials met in Istanbul on January 25th to discuss the many issues between the two sides in “exploratory talks.”

It appears that there was little progress.

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Jesus

Greece should buy some Khybini pods and use them against unauthorized naval activity by the Turks in the Aegean and Mediterranean Sea.

farbat

what is greece aim in all of this because we will obliterate greece if they think they can move towards the islamic world with hostility

Jens Holm

This it about oil and gas and not You many Baals.

cechas vodobenikov

dimwit villager in US colony–too much crack supplied to idiot racist—required for sex w boyfriend

mhtsaropinigitakis

lol…even if usa and russia let Greece fight solo Turkey dont be so sure that you can win.. anyways you know that many player are waiting for an excuse to destory turkey… a war with Greece will give them that iportunity

JIMI JAMES

Relax,besides too selow talk tough where need not be,this is not neigbour vs neighbour but rather sane vs incest satanic lgbtq (period)How is it in my life all the ones who can’t fight for sht seem to aspire to all kinds of arrogance,without valour,

Since independance Greece has never invaded to war against it’s neighbours,how is it some fascist regime or partners invaded greece?
Greece defended europe for countless of centurys,never needed cia nor usa.

conversely if forced by the euro there shall be never valour anyway.

farbat

if what they seek to do is what i believe than they will fail utterly specially their masters in the north the visegrads who seek to create some kind of modern crusade against turkey and istanbul

farbat

both russia and turkey will defend turkey against this european mafias because turkey isnt in our camp per se but its kind of brought into a corner where it eventually has to align completely to both russia and iran or it will be ripped into pieces by multiple parties pushing their needs while russia and iran allow to turkey to push its needs towards them

Jens Holm

Very good system for internal and extrernal propaganda.

First they do chenges themself and next even blame others for it.

Even Turks only gets the the propaganda version. All neutral and kind of sobers medies are stolen by AKP and 80 journalists are even blamed and jailed for doing their jobs.

Its the same for Russia. They dont understand normal relations, because they are not normal in minds raised on Russian traditions. Some might thonk Putin is no President but much mpre then Potemkin.

cechas vodobenikov

the dane standard of normality:beggar USA colony—LGBT homosexuality “normal relations”—you are a despicable backward uneducated racist
village idiot!

Jens Holm

Thats how You see it. Obvious You write like that because You cant writre we are noing pretty well by inclkuding all as much as possible.

…I forgot one thing. Greece are not nice themselves too.

Ahson

he ain’t no dane…..he’s yahudi.

Jesus

Turkey is playing both sides for personal gain, Turkey is at odds with Russia in Syria, Libya, and Caucasus.
It is neglecting Turkstream while trying to make deals for hydrocarbon pipelines from Azeri and central Asian countries through Turkey, desiring to become an energy hub.

JIMI JAMES

That is not the case,infact everything links to russia and iran to turkey
Turkstream is the main,yet make out as if russia is dumber than dumb,ciaish

Jesus

Turkey is trying to play both sides of the fence, and is confrontational to Russian interests.

Jesus

No, Russia is not dam, it finds out about so called “friends” and makes adjustments. Here…read this:

Russia’s Blue Stream gas pipeline to Turkey idle since May: sources
By Vladimir Soldatkin, Ece Toksabay, Maria Grabar

MOSCOW/ANKARA (Reuters) – The Blue Stream pipeline delivering Russian gas to Turkey, due to be re-launched after maintenance in May, remains idle, three sources told Reuters on Friday, as Ankara is increasing purchases of super-cooled gas to replace supplies from Gazprom.

Relations between Russia and Turkey, one of Moscow’s biggest consumers of natural gas, have been patchy for the past years and are beset by the numbers of issues, including conflicts in Syria and Libya as well as status of Istanbul’s Hagia Sophia.

Since prices for Gazprom’s gas are several times higher than for liquefied natural gas (LNG), according to analysts, imports are booming from the United States and through a pipeline from Azerbaijan.

Turkish energy company Botas said in May that it would carry out maintenance on Blue Stream from May 13-29, but the pipeline’s re-launch has no clear date, a Turkish gas source and two Russian energy sources said.

“There is no point in using both pipelines if only one (TurkStream) is more than enough,” a Russian source said. TurkStream is currently running one of its two lines with 15.75 bcm in annual capacity.
Gazprom declined a to respond when asked when Blue Stream is set to be re-launched. “Gas supplies to Turkey are carried out in line with requests from the importing companies. Contracts are signed under the ‘take or pay’ principle,” it said.

It declined to say whether Botas would face fines due to the pipeline’s suspension and lack of offloads by the Turkish company. Botas and the Turkish Energy Ministry did not reply to requests for comment.

The Blue Stream pipeline, launched in early 2000s, moved 11.1 billion cubic metres (bcm) of gas to Turkey last year out of a total 15.5 bcm exported.

While reducing Russian pipeline gas imports, Turkey plans to buy at least one third of its needs this year in the form of LNG, with cargoes coming from the United States, Nigeria, Algeria, Qatar and also Russia.

Russia was Turkey’s top gas supplier in March last year but as its sales dropped as much as 72% it now ranks as the fourth-biggest supplier, according to Turkey’s Energy Market Regulatory Authority.

farbat

turkey is in a similar position as pakistan who is basically moving towards china and iran

Jesus

Pakistan is a lot closer to China, the Chinese do not like characters like Erdogan. They can take the Silk Road to Mediterranean through Syria among other options.

JIMI JAMES

China needs erdogan,it don’t invoke rascism,now if turkey say is against eurasian/one belt infastructures,that would sure be dumb as hell.

farbat

even india which the west sees as a hope is kind of cornered in many ways by the west itself so much so that it has to work with iran and russia going forward aswell

Jesus

India is pressured by US to become an unwitting ally against China, however, India is strong enough to stand on its own, and play a little of both sides without jeopardizing much, it is an SCO member and they basically follow the same Eurasian guidelines.

Europa Erwache

This comment section is the most delusional I have ever seen.

cechas vodobenikov

you the worst most deluded idiot

Jesus

What is delusional about US trying to place India into its orbit?

tzatz

Dreaming in technicolor … lol

Kenny Jones ™

Russia, and only Russia can help Greece against Turkey, they must leave NATO

Jesus

Until recently Greece had good relations with Russia, they decided to align themselves with US.

Kenny Jones ™

Yes, but I believe in the end everything will line up perfectly
Don’t forget that Turkey closing the Bosporus street is already a causes belli for Russia, in that war the winner would already be obvious
https://youtu.be/i4qpT_ow3sc

Supreme Blyat

Another incel dreaming at WW3

tzatz

If Turkey closes the straits … NATO and/or the USA are coming to their rescue … hello?

You’re on your own …. eh?

The punishment would be severe but Erdogan would raise the ‘white’ flag almost immediately … maybe Putin would demand the Aya Sophia being reopened as a CHURCH … eh?

ROTFLMAO

cechas vodobenikov

dimwit Canuck villager…turkey will never restrict Russian vessels in bosphoros—too much crack in trailer park

tzatz

The poster made the assertion crack head …

Supreme Blyat

Let’s be serious, Turkey will never close the strait. That’s a wet dream for virgin emo boys.

tzatz

There are plenty pro-turkeys here who think really ‘big’ … eh?

Hasbara Hunter

BEWARE EXTREME HASBARAT ACTIVITY

HasbaRat Checklist:

‎Narine Joa, Adam Dipshit, Tzatz, Leif Oskar Zetterstrøm, אהרון (Aaron), Göktürk, Azazel Pedowitz, Natasha, Free man, <>, Jake321, Prof. Larry Rabiesowitz, Avi Schwartz, Toronto Tonto, Critical Thinker 911, Jens Holm, Occupying Pig Meat, Jacob “the Nose” Wohl, Simon Bernstein, Neil Barron, DutchNational,
Roger Smellyman, Frank Behrenstein, Baron Von GoatBanger, Joe Dirt, Smaug, Mountains, Lord of the Wankers, Just Watching, Hamster, retiredSOFguy, Terry Penis, Vidura, Total Pinocchio, Derapage, Fatime Oomayadin, King Tudor777, Velociraptor, Ajdin Aksoy, Superfly, Serious, أبو ياسر, NOD

Beware! These Folks get paid in $hekels to manipulate & speak with Crooked Tongue…

https://electronicintifada.net/blogs/ali-abunimah/israel-setting-covert-units-tweet-facebook-government-propaganda

Leif Oskar Zetterstrøm

Understand that you are new to SF and are willing to do the job that lazy Allah could do with a little hocus pocus.

Hasbara Hunter

Yeah I’m a rookie…pretty impressive list for a beginner right?

Leif Oskar Zetterstrøm

You have not read my many statements against the thug state of Israel. Will think you have been too busy engaging in excessive religious activity to keep up with the real world.

Hasbara Hunter

Muslims are my Brothers they are Good folks… perhaps that’ll explain why you are on my list… Filthy Devilworshipping Extremist MI6 Hempher Crypto-Muslim-Wahhabis are my Enemies

Leif Oskar Zetterstrøm

Brotherly Muslims kill each other. Is good entertainment to watch for normal people.

Hasbara Hunter

It is Your Filthy AngloZioNazi Albert the KKKike Empire that is responsible for all misery & destruction on this Planet boy…

Divide et Impera

Leif Oskar Zetterstrøm

Slavery has been practiced by Arabs and the black man for thousands of years. The fact that some Europeans bought slaves from you in recent times is not the same as the white man being the cause of all the misery in your country. You are probably angry that you have not yet escaped to an atheist peaceful European country that many Muslims before you have managed to do.

Hasbara Hunter

I happen to live in beautiful Multicultural Holland….we will fight as One when the Shit hits the Fan…Unity is what the Childraping Pineal Gland Sucking Elites fear the Most

Leif Oskar Zetterstrøm

Yes, I know the security police are watching what extremist Islamists like you are doing. Reads more often about arrests of extremist worshipers who want unrest similar to the tradition in the countries they come from. Jews, Muslims and Christianity are all Arab religions and have not brought any good to humanity.

Hasbara Hunter

You don’t have a clue what you are talking about…ZioNazis are in Full Control of Europe…. Neo-Nazis like you are their b*tches…bend over one more time for Uncle Satanyahu boy it will only hurt a little…

Leif Oskar Zetterstrøm

Will believe that your imagination allah does not like Islamists as Muslims are in the majority when it comes to corona disease. But possibly the reason is that Islamists do not understand the realities of life and how science and facts work.

Hasbara Hunter

You are Truly a complete Brainless Turd…Science was practiced in Persia when European Hunter Gatherers were still living in caves, dressed in Bearskins & had invented some stone tools

Davide Herzog

Don’ t loose your time : you are speaking with a debrained scandinavian .There are no more men in that hell on earth .

Leif Oskar Zetterstrøm

Yes, Persia has a great history. But with the advent of Islam came decay and misery.

tzatz

lol

I made the ‘A List’ …

Icarus Tanović

You forget servet somethingoglu.

Mustafa Mehmet

do not worry we don’t need help. from NATO we can deal with anyone attack us like last time try to remember.. bonso

tzatz

Close the straits and you’ll regret the action

Whatever pain you’d inflict will be as a curse

Mustafa Mehmet

why should we close the staits? I don’t see reason

Kenny Jones ™

Sacrifices must be made sometimes

Supreme Blyat

Even from the back of the keyboard

JIMI JAMES

After the cccp seperation,sure that seemed logic back then,but this is now!
Faith excells prudence,wizdom excells over higher prudence,logic persists,

No future in fascism nor the lgbtq/satanic culted,beware of false prophets:

The world geopolitics has changed,churchill tried in ww1 but lost to turkey,
12 NAUTICAL MILES IS INTERNATIONAL LAW,SCRW THE CIA/LACKLEYS.
There are too many far superior means of success than war to serve p00fs!

Kenny Jones ™

Don’t forget that Russia fully supported Greece on the 12nm issue, if they wanted to implement it

Mustafa Mehmet

Never

Icarus Tanović

Awright Jimi.

Mustafa Mehmet

Gay Greek dreaming dream again talking rubbishcomment image

tzatz

Decided to align? pmsl

Greece is an EU member state and a NATO member …. lol

Comrade you’re daft …

Jesus

So is Hungary, Austria and Italy being part of the EU have favorable relations with Russia. Greece it is has been.

tzatz

Israel has VERY good relations with Russia … too

Europa Erwache

Is this why geopolitica and katehon. Dugin’s biggest online think-tanks are hammering Israel (and Zionism) on a 24/7 basis?

tzatz

I don’t get your references … don’t speak in slang

cechas vodobenikov

too much LSD, not enough rehab

Davide Herzog

I wouldn’ t say ” killing russians ” means ” good relations “…..

tzatz

Who said anything about killing Russians?

Are YOU referring to the plane Syrian Anti-missile incompetents knocked out of the sky?

Get over it … Putin did but some military brass couldn’t/didn’t … eh?

next

Jesus

Yeas, Nethanyahu kisses Putin’s posterior a lot when the heat is on.

Europa Erwache

Hungary and Austria have a non-existent military (Austria recently offered to sell her only 12 unupgraded/nonmodernised Eurofighter jets) and are insignificant geopolitically.

Italy has always been a client-state of the US and clinged on the Euro.

Greece has 0 to gain aligning with Russia. It’s Russia’s fault that for the last 100 years it’s been an anti-Western, “Eurasian” failed state, barely breathing every year with collapsing demography, 0 modern culture, redundant military and hostile relations with its neighbors. Why the hell would GR or any other European state align itself with Russia?

tzatz

Exactly how I see it as well … 👏👏👏

cechas vodobenikov

insecure feminized CIA agent confuses decayed murikan empire, vassal western cultureless states, w Russia
“modern” cultureless nations for CIA =hollywood phantasy, crack cocaine nations
“the banality of amerika: the radical absence of culture”. J Baudrilliard
LOL

Jesus

I was not talking in military terms, I was referring to political and economic terms. In case your memory is short lived, Greece threatened to veto the EU sanctions imposed on Russia. The rest of your comments about Russia are nonsense.

JIMI JAMES

Blood’s thicker than cocal cola bottled water,you can bet your life on that too

cechas vodobenikov

titz always wrong—bad marijuana/LSD in Canuck village

tzatz

Always wrong?

I’m not reading from your gospel …. lol

Ahson

hes a jewish canadian.

JIMI JAMES

More like no drachmat to be akin as loyal servants of brussels,sad but true:

Supreme Blyat

Let’s stick with Syria and Armenia for now.

Europa Erwache

??????

Like you did in Artsakh?

No thanks!

Europa Erwache

Are you serious?

The current Soviet Russian regime of a failed mafia state, spreading Anadolu and Sabah propaganda everywhere?

And GR should align with a dying state like Russia that turned every neighbor against them?

LOL

No way. Russian equipment is only good for kebabs anyway, redundant, outdated and very expensive for its capabilities. Just ask the Indians and why they turned to Fracne for Rafale F3R fighter jets.

cechas vodobenikov

idiot CIA agent –too much crack
CIA not send idiot to competent rehab counselor

Servet Köseoğlu

Now look at this Mykonos clown who is operating Kornet,fagot,Tor-M1,Sa-8 Gecko,Zu-23,s-300,Casta 2e1 and Prv-16 surveillance radars and Soviet designed Zubr class LCAC.Your comment must be showed in all primary schools of the countries in category of ‘İntroduction to Hypocrisy 101′.

Kenny Jones ™

You mistake current day Russia with the old and broken communist Soviets

Samuel Vanguard

Turkey is slowly becoming like Idlib

Supreme Blyat

And Idlib like Turkey.

tzatz

“While carrying out ILLEGAL survey work”

Precious …

JIMI JAMES

Unamed sources? Here we go,brussels is in all kinds of strife so they will try anything,however
that won’t hinder turkeys and greece on going peacefull resolutions,yep the cia/nazis full panick,
try to turn everyone against anyone,however the far outdated wedgie trick,ain’t the trends todays:
Others may argue,however logic prevails (un named sources)? Does the devil reveal itself,hell no:

cechas vodobenikov

Turkey overextends itself, like USA—unable to address domestic problems they require misadventures in civilized nations to distract their peasants…maybe pre-electric Texas will become colony of Rwanda soon

Assad must stay

i wouldnt be surprised lol they hate each other

Noodles21

Greece was left alone without allies. JewSA betrayed them. Biden is hiding. NATO alliance is a joke.

tzatz

Greece is a sovereign country …

your JewSA … declares you to be an anti-Judaism Hater

Your current government’s policies are pro-Israel and pro-American … hello?

So … whose the outlier … a Golden Dawn supporter?

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