France will help Greece in case of war. Such a document is currently being prepared
ATHENS, (BM) – Everything shows that the situation in the Eastern Mediterranean is entering a critical 15 days, learned BulgarianMilitary.com citing the Greek news agency Pentapostagma. Ankara appears determined to continue on the path of accomplishment.
According to the Yeni Safak newspaper, the Oruc Reis will be even closer to Kastellorizo and Rhodes with the new navtex issued by Turkey by September 25th.
The meeting of Kyriakos Mitsotakis with Emanuel Macron on Thursday in Corsica is the most important… until the next. The two leaders, as already announced, will discuss extensively on armaments and the agreement will be “locked”, but the relevant texts will not be signed.
This is the reason why their meeting does not take place in Paris with any formality and will be repeated at the Palais des Champs-Elysees immediately after the Summit on September 24-25. A well-informed source said that there is a possibility that the signing will be done back to back with the Summit, ie the Prime Minister will go directly to Paris from Brussels, according to the central bulletin of the Star.
In addition to the armaments, however, the Mitsotaki-Macron meeting is expected to send clear messages of support for the French side to the Greek side, which has “irritated” Turkey.
The French will sign that they will assist Greece in case of war.
The agreement on mutual defense assistance will be based on Article 42 of the European Treaty which stipulates that if a Member State is attacked the other states shall assist by all means but also on NATO Article 5 which stipulates that attacking one ally means attacking all of the allies.
But why is Macron doing this? Because he is convinced that his victory in the next French elections will only be secured if he shows that he is the boss in the Eastern Mediterranean.
So he seeks either to confront Erdogan in Libya or to confront him in Kastelorizo. The Greek-French agreement will include an increase in joint military exercises and the mooring of French ships in Greek ports.
France wants sanctions for Turkey because of military threats against Greece
The French Foreign Minister seems to be accusing Erdogan as he puts pressure on the European Council to impose measures on Turkey as we reported on September 6.
“The extent of the measures to be taken against Turkey” is expected to be the main topic of European Council discussions later this month, French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said today as Ankara continued its provocative attitude towards in Greece and Cyprus.
He said that he and his counterparts from other EU countries have discussed this issue, while the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs, Josep Borrell, has mentioned the possibility of imposing sanctions on Ankara, but so far the Paris has failed to persuade other countries in the bloc to adopt the same strict stance.
Lendrian called on Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to start talks on his plans for the Eastern Mediterranean from now until the European Council convenes on September 24th and 25th.
“It is up to the Turks to show that this issue can be discussed. If this is done, we can create a virtuous circle for all the problems at the table,” Lendrian told France Inter radio.
While refusing to specify the type of sanctions that Ankara may face, the French minister said that “there is a whole series of measures”.
“We have a lot of options and he knows it,” he said, referring to Erdogan. As it turns out, France is waging a road race to persuade other countries to support Greece by imposing sanctions on Ankara.
Unlike EU officials who say the goal is not sanctions but dialogue between Greece and Turkey – even without de-escalation from Ankara – France talks about discussing the “scope” of sanctions, as their imposition after Erdogan’s provocations is something that the European Union should take for granted.
France and Greece agree on fighters and frigates deal, Paris sends aircraft carrier
As we reported on September 1 the negotiations between Greece and France are in progress. Belharra and Rafale will come as a “package” to Greece, while Paris and Athens are preparing other agreements.
The data formatted according to information is as follows: the Greek government seeks to proceed with a brave increase in armaments spending by implementing the above two programs as well as smaller individual but equally necessary and necessary while the same period is expected to sign the pre-agreement of the Greek-French defense cooperation.
Sources underline in DefenseReview.gr and Ioannis Nikitas, that the agreement will include many issues such as large-scale and at regular intervals Greek-French aeronautical gymnasiums in the Aegean and the Mediterranean, mooring and air service of French fighter jets in the air, assistance, the armaments mentioned above together with intermediate solutions, cooperation in the defense industry as well as cooperation in energy issues.
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