Turkey threatens Greece with missile fire, military helicopters in dangerous proximity
ATHENAS, (BM) – A Greek helicopter was harassed early on Tuesday afternoon by three Turks in Kastelorizo, learned BulgarianMilitary.com citing the Greek news agency Pentapostagma. According to the agency the Greek helicopter transported supplies and departed from Kastelorizo to Rhodes.
Threats from Turks
The Turkish press also refers to Oruç Reis aerial shield with reference to the Atmaca missiles, emphasizing at the same time a barrage of flights of Turkish unmanned vehicles on the coasts of Asia Minor, near Chios and recently it became known that a Turkish UAV was flying near Rhodes.
“Turkish UAVs provide control of the airspace of the search area, something that causes anger in Greece” Turkish sources said.
“Thanks to our Atmaca anti-ship missile, which was put into operation this year, the Greek side will not be able to target our vessels without retaliation in the SE Mediterranean”, Turkish sources emphasize.
The same sources also state that “any possible transfer of Greek troops by ships will be prevented by Atmaca missiles at a distance of 200 kilometers”.
While they emphasize that Oruç Reis has started research activities in the declared area, as the control of the airspace of the area is provided by Turkish unmanned vehicles.
Their purpose is to create an air shield on the ship, while the Oruç Reis has clearly “laid out” cables and is conducting research on an agenda.
In a statement on its Twitter account, the Turkish Ministry said that seismic activity had begun in the maritime jurisdiction of Turkey’s eastern Mediterranean, accompanied by surface units provided by the Turkish Navy.
Great tension in the Eastern Mediterranean by international media
At the same time, the Associated Press News reported that “tensions remain high today Tuesday between Greece and Turkey, as both countries have warships in the eastern Mediterranean, after sending a Turkish research vessel to conduct seismic research on energy resources in an area that Greece says is on its continental shelf ”.
Greece will request an extraordinary meeting of the European Union Foreign Affairs Council, as announced by the Prime Minister’s Office after a meeting between Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias.
Ankara announced on Monday that its research vessel Oruc Reis and two support vessels will operate in the Mediterranean Sea between Cyprus and Greece until August 23rd.
Greek warships are in the area and are closely monitoring the Oruc Reis while the Greek army is on alert, Greek officials said.
Erdogan is not going to back down under any circumstances and will try to challenge as much as he can to achieve a victory that will consolidate him inside, while winning on the geopolitical chessboard as far as the Eastern Mediterranean is concerned.
Our country must react vigorously and block any sacrifice of any Turkish “invasion” in the region with great composure, because the Turks seek the provocation of a naval incident for their own suspicious reasons.
The EU, NATO and other organizations are currently making simple statements without any substance, while Ankara is moving dynamically to plunder again something that of course does not belong to the Greek EEZ. If we do not react vigorously this time as in Evros, the only thing we will be able to do next time is for the Turks to be even more provocative than now, nothing else.
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