Turkey deploys UAVs in Cyprus ahead of offshore drilling. Egypt positions helicopters

Turkey has sent drones to a base in Turkish Cyprus to escort the drilling vessels planned to drill for energy in the eastern Mediterranean. They will be installed at Gecitkale Airport. The Egyptian navy has positioned a Mistral helicopter carrier and combat task force to secure control over its economic waters, since Ankara and the Tripoli-based Libyan government divided Mediterranean economic waters between them this month. Turkish president Recep Erdogan said then, “Egypt, Israel, Greece and Cyprus cannot carry out explorations in the Mediterranean without Ankara’s permission.”

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29 thoughts on “Turkey deploys UAVs in Cyprus ahead of offshore drilling. Egypt positions helicopters

  • Dec 15, 2019 @ 18:57 at 18:57
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    And in one fell swoop Erdogan has managed to align Egypt and Israel

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    • Dec 17, 2019 @ 5:40 at 5:40
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      Erdogan is stretching his reach into the Med & Mideast just a Tad Too Far as he is Fighting for Political Survival in Constantinople. Add Rope to any Tyrant & it makes it easier to Cut or Hang later? Once everybody is mad in the region Erdogan is gone!

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  • Dec 15, 2019 @ 19:02 at 19:02
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    Erdogan has now entered the bluff zone. he cannot carry out what he says he wants without Israel calling his bluff. he dare not even attempt to stop Israel because he then will weaken his eastern position.
    he puts his country at risk of war and then he just gets toppled. it is about time he goes away.

    Libya is a nothing and no help.
    Egypt needs the oil, so threats against it by Turkey leader is nonsense
    others can gang up and cause his demise quickly as well. his generals dont want war.

    all a bluff.

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    • Dec 16, 2019 @ 2:06 at 2:06
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      Erdogan unfortunately correct ; He is privy to everyone in all the waters connecting to Basfor , since he is the maritime overseer and he will not let no one to do business , under admirality law of merchant trade over him . Only with his agreement on merchant trade . Sure not to sell gas he will be selling under his maritime laws .
      Peace needed to negotiate . No ships , and no other exercises to build business that affects his interests is not going to happen . Maritime rights are there over 400 years maybe .

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      • Dec 17, 2019 @ 11:00 at 11:00
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        “No ships , and no other exercises to build business that affects his interests is not going to happen . Maritime rights are there over 400 years maybe .”

        @solomeo,

        Reference the period 1917-1918: all of that changed for the Ottoman Empire which became……. no more.

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    • Dec 16, 2019 @ 6:02 at 6:02
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      You think Erdogan’s Turkey is a bluff but I recommend you to have a seat and watch the new series of “warmer summer is coming”. Not only Israel but so many world countries will face new era of Muslim Turks when Turkey starts to flew its own jets and nuclear. Even now Turkey won’t step down from having full rights on Libya, Syria, Iraq and Medeterrian Sea.

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      • Dec 16, 2019 @ 17:12 at 17:12
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        Turkey will be rapidly cut down to size, economically as well as militarily.

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    • Dec 16, 2019 @ 10:13 at 10:13
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      pepperoni, it’s you.

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  • Dec 15, 2019 @ 19:43 at 19:43
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    I predict Erdogan’s fantasies about leading a revived Ottoman Empire will get him into trouble and cause him to be humiliated.

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  • Dec 15, 2019 @ 20:03 at 20:03
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    We have great semi-islamic and on the way to complete Islamic Turc Republic with great leader for life mister Erdogan. We have greatest army in Orient not producing but lot of investing. Time to harvest oil, colonies, everything. Long life Erdogan pasha!

    Second step after take oil, install army in Gaza.

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    • Dec 15, 2019 @ 20:34 at 20:34
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      You Swallow too Much Fermented Priick Juice from your Hump-backed Animals like your PIG leader Erdogan.

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      • Dec 16, 2019 @ 7:23 at 7:23
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        I think CharlesCNishimura Dec 16, 2019 @ 4:51 is a friend of Ibrahim Dec 15, 2019 @ 20:03 and needs some suggestion from you on what interesting thing he could swallow. Please help him. Thanks.

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  • Dec 15, 2019 @ 20:38 at 20:38
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    Yes but leta not forget the enemy of my enemy is my friend. This can only push Iran and Turkey closer together. This could turn out to be a very good thing for the region if Iranian crescent and Turkey eventually merge into a single economic and political block.

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  • Dec 15, 2019 @ 22:02 at 22:02
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    Pretty sure they’ve been aligned for sometime now.

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  • Dec 15, 2019 @ 23:13 at 23:13
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    ISRAEL GREECE EGYPT BAD MOVE TURKEY YOU MAY THINK YOU WANT TO GET INTO THE RING WITH THEM BUT YOU REALLY WILL REGRET THE END RESULTS SOON YOUR DICTATOR WILL BE IN HIDING AS SADDAM WAS IF YOU PUSH TOO HARD

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    • Dec 16, 2019 @ 0:37 at 0:37
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      Why are you SHOUTING ?

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  • Dec 16, 2019 @ 0:52 at 0:52
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    Hi All

    Erdogan has in his mind only Israel. His goal is, after finish with the Cyprus and now Greece, to came more close to Israel , that’s why he involved pretend that helps the Palestinian people. Also another thing that breaks his plans is the good relationships between Israel & Egypt . I will not be surprised if there is a terror attack for religious matters in order to provoke an international event between this 2 countries.

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    • Dec 16, 2019 @ 11:26 at 11:26
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      Well stated. Israel beware of Erdogan!

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  • Dec 16, 2019 @ 1:31 at 1:31
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    The pompous turkey’s gobble-gobble is getting louder everyday – now that Thanksgiving is over…

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  • Dec 16, 2019 @ 4:27 at 4:27
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    Erdogan is a Punk Pig his clock is ticking

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  • Dec 16, 2019 @ 4:51 at 4:51
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  • Dec 16, 2019 @ 8:36 at 8:36
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  • Dec 16, 2019 @ 10:19 at 10:19
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    the project is finished. also, the kurdistan project

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  • Dec 16, 2019 @ 11:45 at 11:45
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    ” Turkish president Recep Erdogan said then, “Egypt, Israel, Greece and Cyprus cannot carry out explorations in the Mediterranean without Ankara’s permission.” ”

    Turkey now threatening Egypt, Israel, Greece and Cyprus.
    Reference the movie from the early 1970’s “Midnight Express”: watching that movie should be a prerequisite for anyone having to deal with Turkey in any way.

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  • Dec 16, 2019 @ 13:08 at 13:08
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    at the same time,there is a close economic and touristic cooperation between Israel and Turkey

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    • Dec 17, 2019 @ 10:40 at 10:40
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      “at the same time,there is a close economic and touristic cooperation between Israel and Turkey”

      @frank,

      Yes, very true……………and there used to be very close military cooperation between Israel and Turkey but that totally evaporated.

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      • Dec 17, 2019 @ 10:42 at 10:42
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        “at the same time,there is a close economic and touristic cooperation between Israel and Turkey”

        @frank,

        Yes, very true……………and there used to be very close military cooperation between Israel and Turkey but that totally evaporated.

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  • Dec 16, 2019 @ 17:13 at 17:13
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  • Dec 18, 2019 @ 6:47 at 6:47
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    Its looking like the ultimate internally acclaimed liar is not to form a government, and the lefties and lovers of ever more power to the unelected defacto government is appearing as a favorite, who will defend Israel Interests against the Ottoman erev rav?

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