What Does Turkey’s Drilling Mean?


FILE - An undated photo of the the Saipem 12000 drilling floater. (Saipem via AP)

Erdogan’s Turkey has been warning us for years, in the familiar, brutal and extortionist manner that is its specialty, not to open the chapter relating to hydrocarbons in Cyprus. Or, if we open it, we can exploit it cooperatively.

Of course, the Cypriots are proceeding, as they have every right to do so, since the hydrocarbons are in the Cypriot Exclusive Economic Zone, in the sovereign waters of the Republic of Cyprus.

However, there is a difference between being able to do …

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  1. It means most Greek politicians are too cowardly to retaliate against yet another Turkish provocation. (especially on the Greek left but not exclusively so)

    The extent of Greek foreign policy post WW2 comes down to Greeks whining for foreign nationalists to defend Greece… the same foreign nationalists that now claim Skopians are “Macedonians” and unethically downplayed their identity switch-a-roo into ancient Macedonians>

    Many Greeks fail to understand most foreign nationalists not only couldn’t care less about Greeks but many are antihellenic to the point of genocidal. The only “Greeks” they support.. .are the ones will to delete our very identity by deteaching ourselves from our own history… so they can hide their mistake of calling Skoopians “Macedonians” (and this would include major western press like the New York Times, and self-proclaimed “human rights’ groups).

    Einstein once famously suggested the definition of crazy is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result.

    Greece’s foreign policy and military approach needs a radical overhaul.

    The problem is political will. Most Greeks are far leftist pansies that undermine Greece. Rather than protecting our borders from mass illegal immigration… our leftists welcome them as “migrants”. Rather than retaliate against countries and individuals that supported Skopian organizations like VMRO/UMD… we have fools that frame Greeks trying to defend Greece as “racist”.

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