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Turkey's Growing Threats Against Greece

Authored by Debalina Ghoshal via The Gatestone Institute,

The one issue on which Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his opposition are in "complete agreement" is the "conviction that the Greek islands are occupied Turkish territory and must be reconquered."

"So strong is this determination that the leaders of both parties have openly threatened to invade the Aegean." – Uzay Bulut, Turkish journalist.

Ankara's ongoing challenges to Greek land and sea sovereignty are additional reasons to keep it from enjoying full acceptance in Europe and the rest of the West.

According to a recent statement from Greece's Ministry of Foreign Affairs:

"Greek-Turkish disputes over the Aegean continental shelf date back to November 1973, when the Turkish Government Gazette published a decision to grant the Turkish national petroleum company permits to conduct research in the Greek continental shelf west of Greek islands in the Eastern Aegean.

"Since then, the repeated Turkish attempts to violate Greece's sovereign rights on the continental shelf have become a serious source of friction in the two countries' bilateral relations, even bringing them close to war (1974, 1976, 1987)."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So, this is really about oil, and who gets to develop it?!?

And Turkey is threatening Greece with war, if it won't release these islands to Turkish sovereignty?!?

Edrogan is just crazy enough to believe that his military can, and should do this, and that such an action may well be timed for a quick deployment. Why do I say this?!?

Just look at the following, all happening so closely in time right now.

President Trump is consumed by his demand that the Democrats give him money for the wall between the US and Mexico, so the American Congress is in partial shutdown; Israel is planning a major military campaign against Syria, and/or Lebanon; Turkey has declared its own war on Syria, and most Americans are in a tryptophan coma from too much turkey celebrating Christmas, and won't recover from their slumbers until well after the New Year.

New Year comes this year on next Tuesday; and if I were a betting person, I would almost be willing to bet that we will probably be seeing major events and military encounters by that point in time.

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