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JUNE 2021

Turkey Sends Military For ‘Gunnery Drills’ Off Rhodes As Contested Gas Exploration Resumes

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Originally appeared at ZeroHedge

Greece’s military is once again said to be in a state of high alert with all troops prevented from leaving their duty stations or going on temporary leave. Not only has Turkey’s Energy Minister Fatih Donmez announced Monday that the Oruc Reis seismic exploration ship has been dispatched to the Mediterranean, but Bloomberg reports Turkey has launched naval exercises in the same region.

“Turkey launched naval exercises off two Greek islands and announced energy exploration research in the same area, projecting its military might amid heightened territorial tussles in the eastern Mediterranean,” according to the report.

The naval drills are described as east and to the south of Rhodes and Kastellorizo, both which are among Greece’s easternmost islands, and not far from Turkey’s coast. The drills are expected to go multiple days running through this week.

Turkey Sends Military For 'Gunnery Drills' Off Rhodes As Contested Gas Exploration Resumes
Turkey’s military engaged in exercises earlier this summer of Libya, via TRT World.

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Romeo Pesiao

Turkey aggressiveness and provocation in Meditteranean against its neighbors, is a replica of Chinas provocation in south China Sea.


Not really. Turkey is actively and even directly support terrorists in Syria, Libya, they also bomb Iraq, and they keep part of Cyprus under occupation for 40+ years. They even encourage Armenian-Azerbejani conflict.

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