As U.S. Draws Closer to Greece, Turkey Steps Up Aegean Violations

FILE - Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, right, and Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, left, shake hands during their meeting at the State Department in Washington, Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

With once anti-American Greek Premier and Radical Left SYRIZA leader Alexis Tsipras reaching out to the United States for closer ties and even an expanded military presence, Turkey responded by sending a flurry of fighter jets over the Aegean.

That came after U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Wess Mitchell said Greece was  a “fantastic ally” in the region and backed Cyprus’ gas exploration rights as Turkish warships are trying to keep foreign energy companies -including the U.S.’ ExxonMobil – from drilling for oil and gas off the island.

Some 15 armed Turkish fighter jets conducted 107 violations in the northeast, southeast and central Aegean, as well as two overflights over the islets of Anthropofagos and Makronisi in the eastern Aegean on Dec. 17, said Kathimerini, engaging in four mock dogfights with Greek jets, said the Hellenic National Defense General Staff (GEETHA).

It was the most military activity from Turkey since January, 2017 when Defense Minister Panos Kammenos threw wreaths from a helicopter into the sea near the rocky, disputed islet of Imia to remember the loss of three Greek servicemen who died in a helicopter crash at the height of a crisis between the two countries in 1996.

As relations worsen with Turkey, where President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is still furious that Greece wouldn’t return eight servicemen who fled a failed coup against in July, 2016, in which they said they took no part, Greece has been looking more toward the U.S.

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  1. “Smiling faces sometimes pretend to be your friend
    Smiling faces show no traces of the evil that lurks …”
    -The Temptations

  2. How Pathetic but appropriate… the Nato Butcher of the Mediteranean …Edrogan….and the Nato Butcher of the world …Mike Pompeio…who is a certified assassin from the organized Crime family of the C.I.A and has been promoted to forment wars and chaos thruout the world …and make the Anglo White supremacist enemies…the enemies of the rest of the world!

    Of course …the Washington Regime wants to draw closer to Greece… since, they are losing their grip of independent government of the Middle East, and their tool of hegemony of.overthrowing non compliant elected government …. thru war crimes bombings has begun to filter out ….with their failures …to remove Dr.Assad ..the leader of Syria.., the 20 year war that has cost us …Trillions of dollars …to represent the interest of bunch of Anglo White Supremacist …who will shortly, provide the masses with another narrative , in trying to explain why they ave raped the treasury of America … that only killed a lot of civilians in Afganistan…but like Vietnam ..could not break the people of Afganistan!

    Additionally. there war with Iran..has failed to remove their leaders….and take over a country..who has done nothing to them ..but represents a threat to the greater Israeli project of the Jewish lobbies …one of the primary owners of this regime!

    Today..the U.S.could care less about Greece and Cyprus…other than continue to promote the interests of these degenerate war mongers in Washington!

    The tensions …which TNH conceals between the U.S ….and Turkey has absolutely nothing to do with territorial occupation in Cyprus ..or violation of territorial waters of Greece and Cyprus…but everything to do with the fact that Turkey…has been comming out of the closet …to exercise her soveriegnty…to decide who her friends are …and who her enemies are…in their national interests!

    Specifically, they continue to improve relations with Russia and Iran …mortal enemies of the empire!]

    They have renounced their claims as part of the U.S led war on the Syrian government for the last 6 years …and at the behest of Saudi Arabia and the U.S ..help fund and allow Sunni Muslim terrorist thru Turkey to kill Christians and Non Sunni Muslim Syrian citizens to remove the government of Dr. Assad in Syria….THAT DR. ASSAD WAS A TERRORIST THAT NEEDED TO BE REMOVED…BY NOW DECLARING THAT DR ASSAD IS THE LEGITIMATE LEADER OF SYRIA…AND IS WILLING TO WORK WITH THE SYRIAN GOVENMENT…OH MY GOD …MR. NETANYAHUE,ROBERT MENENDEZ, HILLARY CLINTON, BARACK OBAMA …AND THE ALL STAR CAST OF WAR CRIMINALS IN THE CIA!

    But it gets better…they will continue to be insubordinate to the Empire…by not being blackmailed …to stop buying oil and gas from Iran… blasphemy to the Jewish lobby and their slaves in Washington!

    But wait…they exposed the number one ally of the boys in Washington…..Saudi Arabia…the filthy rich royalty..whose contributions to the Clinton foundations and the Republican party are legendary…and even make the contributions for Israel pale in comparison…by actually providing full blown videos..of how the organized family of the U.S operates around the world with their associates everyday in the Middle East …and this was the murder of a journalist who criticized not only the Royal Family…but Donald Trump for their middle east policies!

    Its a shame …that TNH..who serves the Glory to America Greek Secret Society of Masons…continues to conceal the truth …but promote another illusion to fool all Greeks and Ameicans …as to why America ..is looking to partner up with Greece …and reward the reliable government of Greece …to do exactly what Turkey no longer does ..surrender her sovereignty to a bunch of mobsters with white hoods ..like Mike Pompeio!

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