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Turkey Prepared To Reinvade Cyprus If Needed – Erdogan Says Following EU Sanctions

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Originally appeared at ZeroHedge

Turkey’s military is prepared to reinvade Cyprus “if needed for the lives and security of Turkish Cypriots,” Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday.

“The entire world is watching our determination. No one should doubt that the heroic Turkish army, which sees [Northern] Cyprus as its homeland, will not hesitate to take the same step it took 45 years ago if needed for the lives and security of the Turkish Cypriots,” state-run Anadolu News Agency quoted Erdogan as saying.

Turkey Prepared To Reinvade Cyprus If Needed - Erdogan Says Following EU Sanctions

Erdogan issued the statement as the nation marks the 45th anniversary of Turkey’s deeply controversial invasion of northern Cyprus in 1974, long condemned by the bulk of UN member countries.

But the provocative remarks come amidst what EU-member Cyprus has dubbed a “second invasion” involving illegal Turkish oil and gas drilling, accompanied by Turkish warships, F-16s, and drones to ensure “protection” of its drilling vessels.

The EU agreed on Monday to bring financial and political sanctions against Turkey after repeat warnings of the past weeks over Ankara deploying multiple offshore drilling vessels into international recognized Cypriot waters.

The European Union announced Monday from Brussels:

“Today, we will adopt a number of measures against Turkey — less money, fewer loans through the European Investment Bank, freeze of aviation agreement talks. Naturally, other sanctions are possible.”

The most serious measure will involve a cut of 145.8 million euros ($164 million) in European funds allocated to Turkey for 2020, according to a prior AFP report.

Erdogan appeared to directly address the crisis in his Saturday statement:

“Those who think the wealth of the island and the region only belongs to them will face the determination of Turkey and Turkish Cypriots.” 

…Indicating an unwillingness to back down on Turkey’s oil and gas exploration claims inside Greek Cyprus’ exclusive economic zone.

Turkey Prepared To Reinvade Cyprus If Needed - Erdogan Says Following EU Sanctions

“Those who dream of changing the fact that Turkish Cypriots are an integral part of the Turkish nation will soon realize that it is in vain,” Erdogan added.

Turkey has laid claim to a waters extending a whopping 200 miles from its coast, brazenly asserting ownership over a swathe of the Mediterranean that even cuts into Greece’s exclusive economic zone. So far Ankara has responded to EU sanctions by reaffirming its rights to waters of all parts of Cyprus’ coast.

Should the Turkish military attempt to enforce its drilling claims and run up against Cypriot and Greek vessels, it could spark a deadly encounter which would force the EU and NATO to finally weigh in more forcefully.

And just on the heels of the Russian S-400 standoff with Washington, the next major Turkish showdown with the West looks to be fast heating up in the eastern Mediterranean.

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  • occupybacon

    Hahaha, desperate dog barking

    • Mustafa Mehmet

      look behind you his got his middle up to your ass enjoy it

      • Harry Smith

        Maybe he named EU the barking dog? He didn’t said directly who is who. ROFL

        • occupybacon

          You nailed it, I didn’t mean it but it fits well

      • occupybacon

        I know about the old habits of Sultans but there is a saying in prison: who fucks, also get fucked. So get lost goat fucker

        • Mustafa Mehmet

          Plenty nice ladies around to enjoy nice f….ck.so live poor animals alone you dirty filfy Cockroaches

          • occupybacon

            Yeah sure, boys like you dressed like ladies. All Sultans were passive homosexuals.

          • Mustafa Mehmet

            ha ha ha just like your Orthodox priest. They all gay bastard

          • occupybacon

            Ok pedophile worshiper

    • Sinbad2

      So what’s Britain going to do?

      • occupybacon

        Put sanctions on Turkey the same level like on Iran

    • FilastinHuratan

      No baby, merely stating an intention that should be taken seriously, as history shows.

      • occupybacon

        One more tweet from Trump and we can use Liras as toilet paper

        • FilastinHuratan

          Keep dreaming, like you have been dreaming for the past 45 years to have a solution tailor-made for the GCs – didn’t quite work out that way, poor souls.

          • occupybacon

            What’s that, Goat Cunt?

          • FilastinHuratan

            LOL. The hallmark of an asinine, harebrained zombie: when out of sensible argument resorts to abusive language and ad hominem attacks.

            Return to the gutter you came from, you’re polluting this thread with your vitriol, and human trash does not belong here.

  • SFC Steven M Barry USA RET

    Is Erdogan a Jew? We already know he’s a fucking Freemason.

    • verner

      he’s alright and he knows that turkey is of paramount importance to nato, cyprus and greece not so much except that the squatters and the more than dysfunctional states of A have figured that cyprus is vital to get the stolen gas the squatters are planning to pipe to europe through italy need to make a landfall on cyprus or its gasification in egypt with much less profitability and lebanon has also rejected the route over cyprus since it entails crossing lebanon’s exclusive economic zone. anyway,nato without the turkey will be toothless for the euroasian market which is of imperative interest for the dysfunctional states of morons. what with bulgaria, romania and ukraine hard to reach when the dardanelle is closed or armed, like the iranian have armed the hormuz strait and which is a choke-hold on the dysfunctional morons in the white house.

  • Len Zegelink

    erdogan is a dead man walking.dont pis off israel. and erdogan is dead.erdogan the dictator

    • verner

      erdogan hates the squatters and is biding his time and when that arrives, the squatters are toast. he’s clever enough to know that when he addresses the menace that is israel the intention is and must be to wipe them off the face of the world and moreover, he will be cheered by the rest of the world which have waited for the day when the squatters are no more and when the fifth columns around the world are forced into a new diaspora of say umpteen thousand of years. can’t be long enough.

    • Jason De Larue Samuel

      BDS VIVA IRAN

      • Jason De Larue Samuel

        Undoubtedly, the Axis of Resistance will suffer huge loss of life and destruction in this war – but they see it like this: even if they lose on a technicality, when the dust of this coming war settles, either way the result goes, there will be no more Israel left. I repeat: there will be no more Israel left after the next war. The Yinon Plan, already a corpse with lipstick on, will be buried in the rubble of Tel Aviv. And if there is no more Israel, it means, in effect, that the Axis of Resistance has actually won despite devastating loses. Their declared war aim, which is the destruction of terrorist Israel, would have been fully and finally realized inside of this 1,200 square mile area. I am already seeing CNN and Fox news announcers weeping and wailing as they report the death of Israel

  • Rob

    Cyprus real name is Qubrus it is a Turkish land but occupied by other morons.

    Similarly Palastine real name is Falasteen it is an Arab Muslim land but occupied by other morons.

    • mhtsaropinigitakis

      i told you to remove your thumb from you asshole…it is not good for you little orc

      • occupybacon

        Rob is an red skin, his mother made him with the rain while she was smoking the pipe of peace with her cunt so being wet, rob came out from the brown hole.

    • Sinbad2

      Actually it was the Persians and Greeks that first inhabited Cypress, Turks didn’t move into what we call Turkey until a thousand years later.

      • Sage Durham

        Not forgetting that the whole of Turkey was once a part of ancient Greece.

        • FilastinHuratan

          That’s history, we don’t live there anymore, unfortunately for you.

          • Ice Icegold

            History is something that you don’t have!

      • FilastinHuratan

        That’s history, we don’t live there anymore.

        • Ice Icegold

          History is something that you don’t have….so don’t mention it.

    • Ice Icegold

      And your real name is Mongol…because you came in those lands like a virus at about 1300 a.c. from Mongolia.
      Cyprus is a Greek island and Palestine is an Arab land.
      What kind of history do they teach you in Turkey.
      If your educational system is just a propaganda then try to find out the truth through internet .
      You have the opportunity in now days to lern some things.
      Don’t use the internet just to troll this forum.

      • Rob

        So again you came with a new account. You create new account and I will block that right.

        • Toronto Tonto

          Go away Ivan .

        • Ice Icegold

          My account is much much older than you first came to southfrond.

      • FilastinHuratan

        Cyprus is NOT a Greek island, it is a Greek AND Turkish island. Get your facts right and deal with it.

  • mhtsaropinigitakis

    erdogan is going to invade north syria blahblahblah!!! erdogan is going to invade cyprus barkbarkbark!!! erdogan is going to invade his own palace lol

    • occupybacon

      And north Iraq and the Balkans :)

    • Mustafa Mehmet

      RE tag tag we did liberate North cp.. South on the line soon..

      • mhtsaropinigitakis

        barkbarkbark!!!!! ahhahahahaha!

        • FilastinHuratan

          That’s what the GCs said until 20 July 1974, and look where that’s got them.

          • mhtsaropinigitakis

            you were there? lol!!

          • FilastinHuratan

            Did I say I was there? Did I imply I was there?
            Were you there when the Ottomans took over Cyprus?? I think not, yet you know what happened.

            So here’s a suggestion for you: stop playing the smart alec and start coming up with sensible comments, otherwise go play with your boy-scout friend in the sandbox.

          • mhtsaropinigitakis

            so you are an idiot that knows what happened without being there? i think you need to remove your thumb from you anus as well..also stop insulting che

          • FilastinHuratan

            I don’t need to have been there, everyone knows what happened in 1974, like you know what happened in 1570 – don’t tell me you are that old to have been there.

          • Ice Icegold

            you don’t know what you are talking about….you’re full of bullshit.You ottomans are about to take a good lesson.

          • FilastinHuratan

            Ottomans? That’s a long time ago. Obviously you got your knickers in a twist, so go educate yourself then come back when you have something sensible to say. Till then, stay away from polluting this forum.

            Oh, and BTW, be careful, your island might get invaded again ;-)

          • Ice Icegold

            you don’t know what you are talking about….you’re full of bullshit.

      • Ice Icegold

        ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ !!!!

        • Mustafa Mehmet

          Don’t understand your stupid lingo.. as I said South cp next on the line all the way to Baf next 😎

  • Real Anti-Racist Action

    Turks thing the whole world is theirs. Turks believe that Syria and Greece both equally belong to them. Greece and Syria should team up and liberate some of Turkey.
    Turkey in history also thought that Russia belonged to them, Europe belonged to them, parts of Iraq and so on.

    • FilastinHuratan

      You’re mixing up Turkey and the psychopath-run, rogue empire-in-decline across the Atlantic.

      • Ice Icegold

        you don’t know what you are talking about….you’re full of bullshit.

  • Sinbad2

    It’s about time the UK had its remaining colonies repossessed, they use them to cause trouble.