Turkey Threatens to Invade Greece

While most would agree “it is high time for the West wake up and take Ankara to task”, then what? The megalomaniac running Turkey will only turn to China and Russia, further emboldening them. He has already purchased S-400’s from Russia in Turkey’s biggest hint to the West/NATO that its loyalty lies elsewhere and can be officially transfered quickly. They also don’t care if the equipment isn’t compatible with NATO equipment. It will be compatible overnight (with the axis powers) if they so choose.

This is one of those situations where a problem has gone on too long without a correction. The West is going to have to grow a spine or this will result in Turkey’s Hitler reestablishing the Ottoman Empire through bloodshed. It also is likely that it’s too late and Turkey won’t be stopped without going to war against it — which it also will likely foresee and officially align itself with the Sino-Soviet alliance beforehand.

 

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  • Turkey’s ruling party, and even much of the opposition, seem intent on, if not obsessed with, invading and conquering these Greek islands, on the grounds that they are actually Turkish territory.
  • “The things we have done so far [pale in comparison to the] even greater attempts and attacks [we are planning for] the coming days, inshallah [Allah willing].” – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, February 12, 2018.
  • The head of the state-funded Directorate of Religious Affairs, the Diyanet, has openly described Turkey’s recent military invasion of Afrin as “jihad.” This designation makes sense when one considers that Muslim Turks owe their demographic majority in Asia Minor to centuries of Turkish persecution and discrimination against the Christian, Yazidi and Jewish inhabitants of the area.

In an incident that took place less than two weeks after the Greek Defense Ministry announced that Turkey had violated Greek airspace 138 times in a single day, a Turkish coast guard patrol boat on February 13 rammed a Greek coast guard vessel off the shore of Imia, one of many Greek islands over which Turkey claims sovereignty. Continue reading

EU signs deal with Turkey lifting restrictions on its citizens travelling to Europe

  • Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan called the signing a ‘milestone’
  • The EU membership negotiations had been stalled for years because of Turkey’s dispute with EU-member Cyprus
  • Under the agreement, Turkey would take back immigrant who illegally enter the EU from Turkish territory

The European Union and Turkey have signed agreements which could see the possible lifting of visa restrictions for Turkish citizens travelling to Europe.

The Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan called the signing today as a ‘milestone’ in relations between his country and the 28-member bloc.  Continue reading

Turkey shells targets in Syria despite new diplomatic push

BEIRUT — While the Turkish military fired on targets in Syria on Friday, the governments of Turkey and Germany threw their weight behind calls for a Syrian ceasefire during a Muslim holiday next week, and the international envoy for the conflict arrived in Damascus to push for the plan. Continue reading

Tension escalates along Turkey-Syria border

The two nations’ more-than-500-mile border has become a tinderbox that many fear could become the spark for a regional war that no one seems to want but that appears to be closer than ever.

Turkey has found itself — often uncomfortably — on the forefront of international efforts to confront Syrian President Bashar Assad’s regime. A series of incidents between the two nations has threatened to export Syria’s civil conflict beyond its borders and pull other powerful players into the struggle. Continue reading

Turkey finds ‘illegal cargo’ on Syrian plane

From the “passenger” plane that Turkey recently forced down:

Turkish state media reported Thursday that a Syrian passenger plane grounded by Turkish military jets was carrying radio receivers and possibly “missile parts.” Syria hit back saying the interception amounted to “piracy.” Continue reading