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Turkey Says It Will Take “Whatever Belongs To It” In Mediterranean, Aegean And Black Seas

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Turkey Says It Will Take "Whatever Belongs To It" In Mediterranean, Aegean And Black Seas

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On August 26th, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan vowed that Turkey would take “whatever belongs to it” in the Mediterranean, as well as Aegean and the Black Sea.

“Turkey has no designs on any other country’s lands, sovereignty, or interests, but it will never make concessions on what rightfully belongs to it,” he said.

According to him, Turkey urges everyone to avoid making missteps which could lead to their destruction, amid disputes with Greece on Turkey’s sovereign rights over maritime territory and energy resources.

He also made a historical jab, saying that those “unworthy of even the Byzantine heritage today commit injustices and piratical moves counting on the support of Europeans, which shows that they have failed to learn from history.”

Erdogan announced on August 21st that Turkey has found some 320 billion cubic meters of natural gas reserves after its drill ship Fatih started work on July 20th off the Black Sea coast.

On the previous day, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu met with German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas, as Berlin is seeking to mediate the issues in the Mediterranean Sea.

Cavusoglu said that Turkey was willing to involve itself in dialogue.

However, he also said that Greece was ready to do “whatever is necessary” to protect its legitimate interests in the region.

He also urged Greece not to “put itself at risk” by rising to the bait of “some countries” in the Eastern Mediterranean but instead to act in line with reason so there are no conflicts in the region.

He did not name any countries, but Greece works with France and Egypt against Turkish maritime foreign policy.

Çavuşoğlu stressed that the recent escalation in tensions in the Eastern Mediterranean is due to Greece and the Greek Cypriot administration’s approach, not Turkey’s, citing Greece’s military exercises in the region on August 24th as proof.

He failed to mention that Turkey also carried out military exercises in the same region over the same days.

Turkey is ready to discuss the Eastern Mediterranean issue with all countries in the region, he said, adding that there should not be any preconditions during talks.

Turkey would only not discuss any issues with the Greek Cypriot administration, which it doesn’t recognize.

Çavuşoğlu underlined that Greece and the Greek Cypriots have pursued a “maximalist” agenda in the Eastern Mediterranean and held unilateral activities that have raised tensions.

The Greek government and Greek Cypriot administration should act in the light of reason.

“If there was fair sharing here, instead of unilateral impositions, this would benefit everyone,” he added.

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said that any escalation would not assist anybody.

“We have addressed the dangerous situation. It worries not only the EU but also NATO allies,” he said.

“The important thing now is to take steps to reduce tensions and to be ready for sincere dialogue. I hear the readiness for dialogue on both sides. Therefore, I think these controversial issues can be resolved. This can only be done through direct negotiations between Greece and Turkey,” he said.

Earlier, when in Athens, Maas warned after a meeting with Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias that “any spark, however small, could lead to a disaster.”

“No one can have an interest in that, and certainly not in a military confrontation between NATO partners and neighbors,” Maas said.

Greek Foreign Minister Dendias said that Greece “has proved that it is and remains always ready for dialogue.”

However, he said, “there cannot be dialogue under threats, there cannot be dialogue under provocations, and ultimately dialogue cannot be considered, not only for Greece but for any state, when its sovereign rights and sovereignty are being violated.”

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Zionism = EVIL

Turkey is in a roll and it should get out of Syria and deal with its historic claims in the Balkans. It would also suit Russia if Turkey was more assertive in the NATO cunts backyard of shitholes like Romania, Bulgaria and Greece. This is how realpolitik works. The Americunts are burning and scared shitless of China and they are not in a position to piss off Turkey as well. This circus is getting interesting.

Servet Köseoğlu

balkan nah there is nothing there…full of back-stabbers except one country..

Daniel Martin

This mini neo ottoman Hitler is starting to behave like he was Mehmed the second and like it’s the 14th century and not the 21 th. He has obviously set Turkey on heading for a big disaster with such dangerous rhetoric’s.

The Objective

I beg to differ. Erdogan is no fool. He knows Turkey has deterrence and no power will even contemplate invading it. He’s building alliances now so when the time comes, Turkey won’t be left alone.

Assad must stay

So they should take nothing and go home and take their rats in Libya and syria back with them back to torkiland lmao

Zionism = EVIL

That is how it will work out. Turkey is now focusing on its old animosities and economic interests. Wasting money in Syria and locking in the bulk of its military is a war it simply can not win is dawning on Erdogan. If you read today’s statement, Russia, Iran and Turkey are all focusing on Zionist cancer.

Iran, Russia and Turkey — the three guarantor states of the Astana peace process — have blasted Israel’s continued attacks on Syria as well as the illegal US seizure and theft of Syrian oil.

Assad must stay

Yes torki needs to stop funding and supporting rats and get with the program

Mustafa Mehmet

if your assad bastard stop supplying pkk and the rest of then maybe..

The Objective

So Assad is supplying the PKK? well, that’s no surprise. The bastard having murdered plenty of his people is now plotting to kill Turkish civilians. I don’t think Russia supports Assad with that. It’ll be putting too much Russia’s economic interest at risk. Turkey broke with the u.s over America’s support for the Kurds, with 85% of Turks viewing America as an enemy. What a fool Assad is to arm the PKK.

Mustafa Mehmet

They always do…. his father hafiz assad did openly support pkk. He did Harbour PKK leader for many years… Turks never like Yankee anyway

©igare☘☘e?Sm⚽️k?ng?Man️?

aaaaaaahahahahahahahhaa
Pretending you dont know mustafa memetomalaka!

ahahahahah you mongoloids are so funny !

The Objective

Idiot. Laugh yourself to death for all I care.

©igare☘☘e?Sm⚽️k?ng?Man️?

You are not convincing anyone !

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The Objective

Are you anyone?

©igare☘☘e?Sm⚽️k?ng?Man️?

Yes.
Everyone who is not turkisis, albananian, azerbananistanian, kosovarvarian, muslobosnian or paki.

The Objective

I think that depends on Putin showing some respect and stop trying to bully Turkey. Putin wants Turkey to make too many concessions on Syria and Libya, but without Russia making any comprises. It’s very unlikely that Turkey will abandon the Syrians under its protection. Neither will it betray the legitimate government and people of Libya.

Tommy Jensen

Sure, the three musketeers have been talking the talk, and Israel has bombed Syria 200 times/year since year 2015, and this everybody will continue to do.

Zionism = EVIL

Wait and see, you kids are impatient, there are various geo-strategic implications. Russian position is hardening as SAA is being armed with better weapons, but the key here is to arm Iran, which has the manpower and capability to liberate Syria.

Anduin Lothar

I’ve red somewhere, cant find source atm that Russia is alrdy sending weapons to Iran, might be false news tho, since i haven’t had time to check it…

The Objective

All the weapons Russia can send will not save the Iranian regime should it fight the U.S. its only hope of survival is avoid a war at any cost.

Tommy Jensen

Twenty years of false flags are a long time to “wait and see”. Five years of war in Syria are a long time to “wait and see”.

I understand but dont like the concept. It has too much suffering and too high a risk of being wiped out along the road by surprises and unexpected changes.

Experience says a decisive Krustev stopped British Suez bombings of Egypt, a decisive Veitcong stopped the Vietnam war.
Not trying to be wise in a complicated Syria situation, just saying the waiting time is dangerous.

The Objective

Exactly my point. You are right. But perhaps you didn’t realize that Iran never intended to fight the Americans or Israelis unless there’s a direct attack on Iranian soil. Even with that, the attack must be severe and threaten to overthrow the regime before it can put up a real fight. I used to emphasize that these guys are cowards – not the wise men that their supporters want to believe. Iran’s strategy of expelling America by toppling puppets, through domestic revolt, is doomed to fail. The Americans, Israelis, and GCC have figured it out and are being extremely vigilant while putting unbearable pressure on Iran. They are now seeking to take the war to Iran, but Iran cleverly dodges every time. The assassination of Soleimani was the highest provocation short of all-out war. Combine that with the sanctions, sabotage, and bombings of Iran’s proxies across Lebanon, Syria, and Iraq. Then tell me these have the spine their mouths proclaim.
They think Biden will just return to the deal or strike a new one without addressing Iran’s regional and missile activities. They’re in for a surprise. Biden now knows Iran can be roughed around pretty hard and not retaliate – meaningfully.

The Objective

The fact is plain in sight. Your resistance axis is cowardly. And believe me they’ll fail in the end due to their timidity to take action in the face of too many provocations. If I tell people neither Iran nor Hezbollah ever intends to fight Israel or the Americans, people think I’m only slandering them. Iran’s strategy is pretty clear for any one who’s observant. Iran intends to drive America out by toppling gulf monarchies through instigated domestic revolt. Iran will not fight for any reason short of a direct attack on Iranian soil. They’ll dodge any fight as much as possible.
Iran just agreed to grant the IAEA access to the disputed nuclear sites in an effort to preserve the JCPOA in case Biden wins. What Iran doesn’t understand is Biden will seek to address Iran’s regional and missile activities now that Trump has pulled the mask off Iran’s timidity. The US now knows that it can sanction Iran and take any provocative action without fear of a meaningful retaliation from Iran.

cechas vodobenikov

bombing sand dunes….LOL

Sauron

Turkey was relatively quiet until last few years. I wonder what fuels the confidence.

mhtsaropinigitakis

their orcs have multiplied in the caverns under mordor!

Sauron

Ironically some trolls refer to Russia as mordor, but I guess you mean the actual fictional mordor.
https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2016/jan/07/google-translates-russia-mordor-foreign-minister-ukrainian

Tommy Jensen

Exactly what I have pointed out. In Moscow is burning the eternal fire and the only thing who can take out Sauron is the Ringbearer.
In Mordor we see the Red Square and Kremlin, we see the eternal fire from Russian oil, and we immeadiately know who are the axis of evils. comment image

Tommy Jensen

After we have finished our US Space Command Centre with photonic lasers, all our Allies will finally wipe all the orchs out and Putin’s ring will be thrown in the melting volcano ending the Empire and Kremlin will look like this after we conquered all Russia’s gold. comment image

cechas vodobenikov

the feminized insecure amerikan….u r so insecure u could not conquer Cuba—“the people of north amerika accept a level of ugliness in their daily lives nearly without precedent in the history of western civilization”. Yuri Bezmenov
“the banality of amerika”. J Baudrilliard
u lose all wars—girls that fear death only attack island nations like Grenada

Sauron

you mortals have nothing on me. no man can kill the mighty Sauron

Mustafa Mehmet

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Zionism = EVIL

Well Turkey is big country and no NATO vassal cunt is going to alienate it. It is that simple. These stupid fuckers are having enough problems with Russia, Iran and China, let alone piss off a key military power like Turkey.

Sauron

Yeah but what you said was true 10 years ago also. I wonder why now?

Servet Köseoğlu

why now?we dismissed the cia assets,network..thats why…

Sauron

So basically after that coup attempt thingie?

The Objective

Yeah, and America’s training and arming of Kurds

cechas vodobenikov

insecurity is not confidence—-bullies r insecure; they never challenge people w equal strength

Sauron

So Turkey, US, Russia all are bullies?

The Objective

It appears Erdogan has been building the Turkish military for nearly 20 years now. They have plenty of ambitious weapons projects under development, including fifth gen. fighters, ships, drones, missiles, and more. If Turkey continues along this trajectory for another decade, I’ve no doubt it’ll be a major world military power surpassing France and Britain.

Sauron

I know from history that due to the military technological dominance Ottomans were the most powerful empire of its prime time in its neighborhood. But I would argue that today the conflicts are fought with economic power rather than brute force. So he cannot continue like this if his military industrial ambitions are not backed with solid self sustained economy.

The Objective

Yeah, that’s true. In fact, it’s largely to avoid economic sanctions that Turkey hasn’t gone nuclear yet. But I see Erdogan working towards that right now. He seems to be trying to pull together some Islamic alliance of countries to create new markets and boost intra-muslim trade. At the moment there is Qatar, Libya, Pakistan, Malaysia, Iran, and Somalia.

johnny rotten

Why is Turkey engaging in so many fights? does not have the economic strength, unless this is yet another NATO-Zionist strategy of burning the entire Middle East and the turkeys are the ones that will end up on the spit, and ErDOGhan will take his rich personal reward for setting fire to the powders.

Tommy Jensen

I also urge the parties to refrain from violence and warn everybody that any missteps can lead to a disaster.
I recommend Greece, do stop the wagging poodle behaviour when you are together with EU members, that Germany stop acting like new nasis, and that the French frogeaters should THINK, if they have any braincells left, about forgetting they once had Algeria and still think they have it.

The clock is moving forward, not backward! Mark my words.

The Objective

I also think France lost Algeria

Servet Köseoğlu

our motto:no pain no gain….go go go imperius-rex…lets release the final restriction..Life and death – we’re cheated them both for centuries… great river of blood meets its lips…

Ivanus59

“#Turkey has no designs on anyone’s lands,”
Already he lied as soon as he said something, meanwhile they are occupying Syrian territory.

The Objective

Protecting a legitimate opposition. Unlike Russia’s imperialism in Libya, Turkey is directly affected by the carnage in Syria. Millions of refugees in Turkey and Assad wants to send more.

Wizzy

I must say I like this man. I think this world needs you to behave like Erdogan, otherwise everybody wants to walk all over you, especially the Zionists. Being nice has no place in this world.

Porc Halal

“Turkey has no designs on any other country’s lands, sovereignty, or interests, but it will never make concessions on what rightfully belongs to it” …let’s define what does rightfully belongs to shitholeistan in the eyes of the dumb goatfuckers: other countries land, sea, gas, oil, water, crops, stocks, churches, women, etc, etc…

©igare☘☘e?Sm⚽️k?ng?Man️?

NOTHING belongs to turkgay, but turkgay belongs to be somewhere round this area on the map:

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Mustafa Mehmet

Greece belongs to Turkscomment image

©igare☘☘e?Sm⚽️k?ng?Man️?

You ‘re a moron.

©igare☘☘e?Sm⚽️k?ng?Man️?

We do not talk with terrorists and terrorist funding states.

Research Paper: ISIS-Turkey Links

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/research-paper-isis-turke_b_6128950?guccounter=1

The Kurds want their independence from Turkey (25 million living in Turkey).

The Turks hate the Kurds… but somebody else has to do the dirty job (Hense ISIS — Daesh is created).

Turkey provided Daesh with NATO weapons, military equipment and chemical weapons such as sarin.

Turkey Supported Daesh Financially Through Purchase Of Stolen Oil and assists Daesh recruitment.

Turkey Offered Medical Care To Daesh, Daesh militants go to Turkey frequently to rest and take a break from fighting.

Turkey Provided Transport And Logistical Assistance To Daesh.

Turkish special forces have fought alongside Daesh and helped Daesh In the battle for Kobani.

Turkey And Daesh Share A Worldview.

Erdogan’s bank accounts in Switzerland and elsewhere are made of Kurdish and Yazidi blood, stolen Iraqi and Syrian oil and the money made by human traffickers smuggling illegal immigrants to the EU through the Greek islands of the Aegean Sea.

It shouldn’t really come as a surprise these dirty Turkish tricks … they are the ones that committed genocide against the Armenians, the Greeks, the Assyrians, the Bulgarians and against the Kurds in the past :

Armenian Genocide.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Armenian_Genocide

The Greek genocide, including the Pontic genocide.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greek_genocide

Bulgarian genocide – Batak massacre.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Batak_massacre

Assyrian genocide.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Assyrian_genocide

Kurdish – Anfal genocide.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anfal_genocide#The_campaign

The Objective

ISIS is a CIA project code named the Kaliphate project. Its goal was to destabilise Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, and Iran. Turkey seeing the suffering of Syrians at the hands of Assad decided not to oppose ISIS. There were plenty of Syria refugees in Turkey. The oil money was used to take care of the Syrian refugees that Assad generated and pushed towards Turkey.
Turkey being a NATO member overlooked ISIS but mainly supported the Syrian rebels. Because syrian rebels have the same goal as ISIS of taking out Assad, some rebels cooperated with ISIS. Those are the rebels Russia says Erdogan should separate from the legitimate ones.
Russia foiled America’s Kaliphate project. ISIS was destroyed at least back then. But the true rebels and legitimate opposition cannot be easily destroyed cos they are Syrians and number in the thousands with more willing to recruit from the millions of refugees. For them, this is a fight for liberation.
Everyone cooperates with terrorists when it serves their interest. But accusing Turkey of creating, funding, and arming of ISIS is pure lies. They did cooperate with ISIS cos Assad was and still is a bigger evil. But ISIS was never a Turkish creation.
Your enemy is and must be a terrorist in today’s world.

©igare☘☘e?Sm⚽️k?ng?Man️?

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The Objective

Yeah, you thought that you have a water tight case against Turkey with ISIS, openly lying base on a single article you read, that Turkey created ISIS. You probably didn’t know the same Assad dynasty helped the PKK throughout its history. What did you expect Turkey to do? Help Assad fight ISIS while he sends refugees into Turkey and assist the PKK?
Turkey did the right thing. Both Russia and Assad knows Turkey has good reasons to be in Syria otherwise they won’t be negotiating with Turkey.

©igare☘☘e?Sm⚽️k?ng?Man️?

hahahhaha stop it you wana laugh-kill me !
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The Objective

Yeah, laugh yourself to death, Moron.

Mustafa Mehmet

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©igare☘☘e?Sm⚽️k?ng?Man️?

Why bring your mom into this ?

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