Conflict in the Mediterranean: France has deployed fighters to Greece


As a reaction to conflicts Between the warships of Greece and Turkey in the eastern Mediterranean Sea, Paris decided to help Athens by transferring two Rafale fighters to Greece - the planes took off from the Cypriot airbase in Paphos and headed for the Greek islands. The portal Pentapostagma reports.


A day earlier, the Greek frigate Limnos collided with the Turkish combat ship Kemal Rice. The Turkish ship Oruk Rice is conducting exploration work in this region. Another conflict in the eastern Mediterranean occurred against the backdrop of the confrontation between Athens and Ankara in the struggle for oil and gas deposits on the sea shelf in these waters. Greece and Turkey are claiming their preferential rights in the development of these deposits, trying to prevent the opposing side here.

French President Emmanuel Macron in his speech on Tuesday called on Turkey to suspend hydrocarbon exploration in the region:

Turkey should suspend unilateral oil exploration activities. France will temporarily strengthen its military presence in the Mediterranean in collaboration with other European Union partners, including Greece

- the president noted.

In turn, the head of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, blames the Greek authorities for everything - in his opinion, it is Athens who provoke the conflict in the Mediterranean, ignoring the interests of the Turkish Cypriots and mainland Turkey. Nevertheless, Erdogan sees a solution to these problems through dialogue and negotiations.
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  1. Alexzn Offline
    Alexzn (Alexander) 13 August 2020 20: 22
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    After all, Erdogan began with the doctrine of zero conflict, and today he is in conflict with all his neighbors, except that he has improved relations with historical enemies - Iran and Russia.
    1. Vladimir Tuzakov (Vladimir Tuzakov) 13 August 2020 21: 13
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      That's great, Russia gets strong allies, Turkey and Iran, it used to be cornered and lonely ... The French climb into the Levant, so let the Gali rooster crowing enough, let's listen :), but France is far away, and Turkey is at home, and Russia is closer ...
      1. Kuzmich Sibiryakov (Kuzmich Sibiryakov) 15 August 2020 11: 25
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        Quote: Vladimir Tuzakov
        That's great, Russia gets strong allies, Turkey and Iran, it used to be cornered and lonely ... The French climb into the Levant, so let the Gali rooster crowing enough, let's listen :), but France is far away, and Turkey is at home, and Russia is closer ...

        YOU don't know the intricacies of politics. Here is one of them:
        You need to make friends THROUGH a neighbor. Then the neighbor, sandwiched between the allies, will be silk. It follows that in this matter - Greece, Libya, Syria, you need to be friends with France.
        1. Vladimir Tuzakov (Vladimir Tuzakov) 15 August 2020 11: 32
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          Through a neighbor Syria, and like friendship, some expenses ... Yes, and Turkey, through a chain of neighbors Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan falls under your layouts ... More importantly, what is the alignment in the region, who represents what and does not depend on the neighbor or not neighbour. As a rule, you also need to be friends first of all with your neighbor - trade, transit, calm borders, etc. ... Politics, the area of ​​specifics in time ...
          1. Kuzmich Sibiryakov (Kuzmich Sibiryakov) 15 August 2020 11: 50
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            Quote: Vladimir Tuzakov
            Through a neighbor Syria, and like friendship, some expenses ... Yes, and Turkey, through a chain of neighbors Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan falls under your layouts ... More importantly, what is the alignment in the region, who represents what and does not depend on the neighbor or not neighbour. As a rule, you also need to be friends first of all with your neighbor - trade, transit, calm borders, etc. ... Politics, the area of ​​specifics in time ...

            To consider Azerbaijan or Armenia as an ally in order that ..... you are so ..... that you do not understand that an ally is not a geographical clearing, but one with whom it is profitable ...
            1. Vladimir Tuzakov (Vladimir Tuzakov) 15 August 2020 12: 52
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              It's more profitable in all relations with Turkey and Azerbaijan, but in the form of Armenia or Georgia it doesn't count, they were lost long ago and there were no bonuses from them ... Therefore, the game has long been on an open field without friends ...
  2. Alexzn Offline
    Alexzn (Alexander) 13 August 2020 21: 16
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    Strong ally Turkey - is that humor? Iran as an ally creates more problems than benefits.
    1. Vladimir Tuzakov (Vladimir Tuzakov) 13 August 2020 21: 29
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      The Turkish army is the strongest in NATO's Europe, you can hold back some chuckles, Iran piles up motivation on many ... Here is Egypt and others, those without motivation are weak, albeit numerous, which Israel proved ...
  3. Binder Offline
    Binder (Miron) 13 August 2020 21: 24
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    Two planes of the French Air Force, relocated to Greece, do little in the looming conflict. Much more important is the statement by the Israeli Foreign Ministry, which expresses unequivocal support for Greece. The Turks understand very well that the only military force that can really resist them in the region is Israel, which has a joint large gas pipeline project with the Greeks, and the Jews are not French, they, if anything, will not demonstrate their intentions, they will simply give will not be enough. angry
    1. Vladimir Tuzakov (Vladimir Tuzakov) 13 August 2020 21: 31
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      I just want to see a blow to the Turkish forces by the Israeli Armed Forces, I think that this will be the beginning of the end of the state of Israel ...
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        Binder (Miron) 13 August 2020 21: 39
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        I think that your wish is not destined to come true - people in Ankara still remember how the Israelis simply and without fuss shot provocateurs on the Mavi Marmara, which was trying to break the blockade of Gaza.
        1. Vladimir Tuzakov (Vladimir Tuzakov) 13 August 2020 21: 42
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          I am against any war, but when they say nonsense, I so want to land ... Any terrorists do not need to shoot a lot of forces, talk about the state armed forces, there are different layouts. Turkey was restrained from retaliatory steps by the world Jewish lobbies and, of course, the United States ...
          1. Binder Offline
            Binder (Miron) 13 August 2020 22: 04
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            The instinct of self-preservation restrained Turkey from retaliatory steps, well, the Turks do not rush into the arms of the houris ...
            1. Vladimir Tuzakov (Vladimir Tuzakov) 14 August 2020 12: 50
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              Well, yes, if the United States is breastfeeding for Israel ... The United States is blown away, a lot of things will change in the world ...
              1. Binder Offline
                Binder (Miron) 14 August 2020 13: 55
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                Firstly, Israel all the way for itself with breasts and other parts of the body, and secondly, hopes for weakening the United States are completely groundless ...
        2. Kuzmich Sibiryakov (Kuzmich Sibiryakov) 13 August 2020 22: 43
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          Quote: Bindyuzhnik
          I think that your wish is not destined to come true - people in Ankara still remember how the Israelis simply and without fuss shot provocateurs on the Mavi Marmara, which was trying to break the blockade of Gaza.

          To shoot a group of bandits is, of course, a dwarf's cyclopean military operation. Microband was killed by microcountry. Write it down in the annals. In the tablet. For Mochilov Israel, half of the Middle East will join the Turks.
          1. bobba94 Offline
            bobba94 (Vladimir) 13 August 2020 23: 31
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            And do not say, godfather ..... soaked, soaked, soaked since the 50s, whatever they did ..... And each time only the intervention of the States and the Union saved all these whippers. Six-day, Doomsday, Lebanese, then all these Lead rains and others ...
            1. Binder Offline
              Binder (Miron) 14 August 2020 06: 02
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              It's like that. Only the intervention of the Kremlin patrons and urgent requests from Washington saved the insolent Arab warriors from complete and final defeat whenever they lured against Israel.
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            Binder (Miron) 14 August 2020 06: 07
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            Ek poked you, dear! I hasten to assure that there is no one to join, study the real state of affairs before issuing ridiculous predictions. The washcloth of the Turks did not grow on Israel. lol
    2. Kuzmich Sibiryakov (Kuzmich Sibiryakov) 13 August 2020 22: 47
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      Quote: Bindyuzhnik
      Two planes of the French Air Force, relocated to Greece, do little in the looming conflict. Much more important is the statement by the Israeli Foreign Ministry, which expresses unequivocal support for Greece. The Turks understand very well that the only military force that can really resist them in the region is Israel, which has a joint large gas pipeline project with the Greeks, and the Jews are not French, they, if anything, will not demonstrate their intentions, they will simply give will not be enough. angry

      Only ..... can assess the participation of ONLY two fighters on one of the conflicting sides. Opposite assess the participation of the COUNTRY. And these are not two cars. This is much worse. This is a showdown in the NATO environment.
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      boriz (boriz) 14 August 2020 11: 35
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      Two Raphael is a demonstration that Total is categorically opposed to the appearance of its own hydrocarbons from Turkey, which they will send to Europe. And simply, the strengthening of Turkey by France is useless. In case of further persistence, more effective measures will follow.
  4. Alexzn Offline
    Alexzn (Alexander) 13 August 2020 21: 43
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    Turkey is strong, but not Russia's ally. An opponent who is willing to listen, no more. In the framework of the offshore confrontation, Israel is a really strong ally of Greece and Turkey understands this (as does Greece). NATO will not allow wars for the shelf, but conflicts are quite possible, and in a limited conflict Israel has more trump cards and more allies. These are the realities today.
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    Alexzn (Alexander) 13 August 2020 21: 54
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    For all the political tension between Turkey and ALL significant players in the region, the Turks will still try (are already trying) to buy Israel with profitable joint projects. Earlier, Israel did not notice the TR Northern Cyprus, which gave Erdagan some freedom in claims on the shelf, now we are completely on the side of Cyprus and all Turkey's actions come into conflict with the shelf countries of the region.
    1. boriz Offline
      boriz (boriz) 14 August 2020 11: 48
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      It seems that the Jews are not stupid people, but now they were clearly playing the fool, took the side of the marginal. Erdogan is one against all, and Israel signed for him! Oh well ...
      The toad strangled, I want to enter the gas markets. Have you asked your owners? Do they need it?
      In the coming years, new attempts to break into the hydrocarbon market will be met with hostility. Whichever newbie they come from. And they won't give Greece either. And Turkey, Syria, Libya, Israel ... Anyone else.
      1. Binder Offline
        Binder (Miron) 14 August 2020 13: 58
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        Quote: boriz
        It seems that the Jews are not stupid people, but now they were clearly playing the fool, took the side of the marginal. Erdogan is one against all, and Israel signed for him!

        Struck by your ignorance in this matter. The Israelis openly and decisively supported the Greeks in their confrontation with Erdogan.
        1. boriz Offline
          boriz (boriz) 15 August 2020 14: 25
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          I agree. I just read AlexZN inattentively. I was surprised myself, only recently Israel helped Egypt ...
      2. Kuzmich Sibiryakov (Kuzmich Sibiryakov) 15 August 2020 13: 25
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        Quote: boriz
        It seems that the Jews are not stupid people, but now they were clearly playing the fool, took the side of the marginal. Erdogan is one against all, and Israel signed for him! Oh well ...
        The toad strangled, I want to enter the gas markets. Have you asked your owners? Do they need it?
        In the coming years, new attempts to break into the hydrocarbon market will be met with hostility. Whichever newbie they come from. And they won't give Greece either. And Turkey, Syria, Libya, Israel ... Anyone else.

        In general, it is not harmful to seek the truth, and not to look at the inscriptions on the fence. Israel has not sided. Draw. He pursues his own interests. In this case, practically at war with Iraq, he found himself on the same side with the Turks. But they have no union, either formal or otherwise.
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  7. Observer2014 Offline
    Observer2014 13 August 2020 23: 57
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    Conflict in the Mediterranean: France has deployed fighters to Greece

    Yes, at least.
  8. gorenina91 Offline
    gorenina91 (Irina) 14 August 2020 00: 35
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    two Rafale fighters - the planes took off from the Cypriot airbase in Paphos and headed for the Greek islands.

    - Why ... - not to the Solomon Islands ... - Hahah ...
    - That's interesting ... - How many gas stations does Rafal need to fly to the Solomon Islands ???
    - Well, in any case ... - Macron strenuously "lights up" his Rafali ... - But Macron doesn't need to light up the Mistrals anymore ... - The Mistrals are already "attached" ... . -Hahah ...
    - Here India is very fond of expensive trinkets ... - and has already encroached on these expensive Rafali ...
    - You look, and someone else will encroach on ... - And if they also "bomb" someone (knock down Mig or Su-shku) ... - then even the price for them may increase ... - Such here it is ...
  9. Alexzn Offline
    Alexzn (Alexander) 14 August 2020 14: 27
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    Quote: boriz
    It seems that the Jews are not stupid people, but now they were clearly playing the fool, took the side of the marginal. Erdogan is one against all, and Israel signed for him! Oh well ...
    The toad strangled, I want to enter the gas markets. Have you asked your owners? Do they need it?
    In the coming years, new attempts to break into the hydrocarbon market will be met with hostility. Whichever newbie they come from. And they won't give Greece either. And Turkey, Syria, Libya, Israel ... Anyone else.

    You obviously got it all mixed up. We are against Erdogan on the shelf, but some gas projects are likely to be with the Turks.