Battle for gas: Israeli Air Force rehearsed attack on Turkish Navy ship




The discovery of gas fields in the Cyprus area and the presence of disputed territories on the island led to a sharp increase in tension in the region.

In response to the actions of the Turkish Navy, which two weeks ago drove off the Israeli research vessel Bat Galim from Cyprus economic areas of Cyprus, the Israeli Air Force rehearsed an attack on a Turkish warship, which patrolled the waters of the Mediterranean Sea in the vicinity of Cyprus.

Another round of tension around this Mediterranean island, where interests intersected on one side of Turkey, and on the other Greece, the EU and the United States dates back to the summer of 2019, when the European Union, at the initiative of Athens, imposed sanctions against Ankara.

In response, the head of the Turkish Foreign Ministry, Mevlut Cavusoglu, announced Ankara’s intentions to intensify exploration activities in the Cyprus area and increase the number of vessels engaged in the study of the island’s shelf.

The United States, which sided with the EU and Greece, did not stand aside and called on Turkey to abandon exploration work in this region.

It is worth noting that disputes over who will be involved in the extraction of Cypriot gas only increase the current tension in relations between Turkey and the EU, Turkey - the United States and Turkey - NATO.
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  1. gorenina91 Offline gorenina91
    gorenina91 (Irina) 16 December 2019 10: 27
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    Battle for gas: Israeli Air Force rehearsed attack on Turkish Navy ship

    - Yes, the gas itself ... as such, in this case "number sixteen" ... - It's just that Israel has long been asleep and sees ... how ... how ... how ... how nice it would be, if Turkey would have left NATO (or at least would have quarreled with the United States) ... -But this is unlikely to happen ... -Therefore, nothing shines for Israel ... -Absolutely ... -Well, shelling Israel some "their own fighters-enemies"; well, he constantly inflicts airstrikes on the territory of Syria ... - also on "his fighters-enemies" and on other territories ... -But Israel cannot inflict any real harm on Turkey itself ... since Turkey ... is "eternal ally-accomplice" of the Americans ... -And since there is Turkey "inviolable" for Israel, then ... then ... then ... then more and more for Israel, the inviolable Iran begins to appear ... -Miss Israel Iran .., slapped Israel Iran ...
    - And today it is just a matter of time ... - in order for Israel's position in the Middle. The East is very "very dim" ...
    1. Binder Offline Binder
      Binder (Miron) 16 December 2019 18: 22
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      Quote: gorenina91
      It’s just that Israel has long been sleeping and seeing ... how ... how ... how ... how nice it would be.

      You, a young man, are completely off topic. For Israelis, a strong, stable and friendly Turkey - a member of NATO - is the best option. So it was before Erdogan came to power, I hope that it will be the same after his departure. Not all Turks like this Ottoman, with imperial manners, and his power can end instantly, one coup failed, but the next can be more successful.
      1. commbatant Offline commbatant
        commbatant (Sergei) 16 December 2019 21: 52
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        Quote: Bindyuzhnik
        Quote: gorenina91
        It’s just that Israel has long been sleeping and seeing ... how ... how ... how ... how nice it would be.

        You young mancompletely off topic.

        Eternal Jewish rudeness and indulgence ... now here too ...
        Where did you get "exact" and "irrefutable" data ....

        his power may end instantly, one coup failed, but the next may be more successful

        Nu-nu ... dream, my young "friend" ....
        1. Binder Offline Binder
          Binder (Miron) 16 December 2019 22: 48
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          Quote: commbatant
          Eternal Jewish rudeness and indulgence ... now here too ...
          Where did you get the "exact" and "irrefutable" data ....

          Excuse me, sir, where did you see rudeness in my comment? I called a young man a man for his youthful maximalism and straightforwardness, and the fact that he does not understand the realities of the BV is a fact. And I do not consider my opinion to be an infallible truth. hi
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  2. Port Offline Port
    Port 16 December 2019 16: 47
    +1
    When the Israeli abscess bursts, the infection spreads to neighboring countries.
    1. Binder Offline Binder
      Binder (Miron) 16 December 2019 18: 24
      -1
      D ... rich thought (Ukrainian proverb). laughing
  3. bear040 Offline bear040
    bear040 16 December 2019 19: 21
    +4
    If Israel finally quarrels with Turkey, I don’t envy Jews ... Few Arabs and Iran ...
    1. commbatant Offline commbatant
      commbatant (Sergei) 16 December 2019 21: 54
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      Quote: bear040
      If Israel finally quarrels with Turkey, I don’t envy Jews ... Few Arabs and Iran ...

      You will envy when Ukrainian "Jews" go to Israel en masse ...
      1. bear040 Offline bear040
        bear040 20 December 2019 22: 57
        +3
        Three familiar families left for me in Israel ... There is no information about one ... The second regrets that she left for Israel from the Russian Federation, as she now lives worse in Israel than she lived in the Russian Federation and this is 20 years after leaving for Israel. .. With the third family, everything is generally bad ... They could not settle in Israel, the head of the family hanged himself ... Now they are in Israel, but everything is sad there ... In general, this is definitely not the promised land ...
    2. Binder Offline Binder
      Binder (Miron) 16 December 2019 22: 28
      -3
      Envy is generally a vile feeling, but do not worry about the Jews - we can handle it. bully
  4. commbatant Offline commbatant
    commbatant (Sergei) 16 December 2019 21: 57
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    So two loneliness met ... the Israeli military and a henchman of the NATO aggressive bloc ... there will be a glorious hunt ... for someone last ...
    1. Binder Offline Binder
      Binder (Miron) 16 December 2019 22: 55
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      Israeli, - I say, - militarist
      Known to the whole world!
      Like a mother, I say, and like a woman
      I demand them to answer!


      Half a century has passed since A. Galich wrote this song, but is still relevant ...
      1. commbatant Offline commbatant
        commbatant (Sergei) 16 December 2019 23: 00
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        Bindyuzhnik (Miron) Today, 22:55
        Half a century has passed since A. Galich wrote this song, but is still relevant ...

        Art is forever ...
  5. Alexzn Offline Alexzn
    Alexzn (Alexander) 14 January 2020 09: 30
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    First you need to understand what is happening.
    On the shelf in this area they found gas (maybe oil), Cyprus, Greece, Israel, Lebanon are claiming for it. Turkey is on the side there, the shelf does not belong to it, but (!) Cyprus is divided into 2 parts and its Turkish part is fully integrated into the Turkish economy and politics. Turkish Cyprus is not recognized by the international community, therefore, the island shelf legally belongs to Cyprus, and the Turks require equity participation for TRNC. There is logic in this, but there is no legal aspect. Turkey undertook a feint by signing the demarcation of the shelf with Libya, which outraged these countries and added Egypt to them.
    The Cyprus-Greece-Israel-Egypt alliance already exists, where all countries are anti-Turkish. Naturally, the military component is quite important and, first of all, the Greeks count on support from Israel.
    Turkey understands that it is possible to push, but it is necessary to negotiate. It offers Israel the export of its gas through a Turkish hub. Despite tensions between the countries, economic cooperation is growing dynamically and the proposal of Turkey is being considered.
    PS There are four vector forces on BV - Arabs, Turks, Persians, Jews. There are always balancing alliances. Until recently, there was an alliance between Turkey and Israel, Turkey came out, it seems that its place with time will gladly be taken by the SA against Iran, and Egypt today is interested in the alliance against Turkey.
    Israel is interested in Turkey inside NATO and hopes that after Erdogan, friction with Turkey will decrease.