strange movements inAegean In the middle of the eastern Mediterranean. Naval patrol aircraft, submarines and drones, mainly Turkish and Greek, follow certain routes, reported by the most important specialized websites. It seems they are looking for something. A “fighter” that some experts note has a purpose: Russia, which has recently beefed up its submarine power in the Mediterranean. But there are also those who believe that the Greek and Turkish game is directed mainly between the opponents of the Aegean, and therefore it is a more complex match between Ankara and Athens.
The truth is somewhere in between. These days from Russia More or less certain news has arrived that Moscow has chosen to increase the presence of submarines in the depths of the Mediterranean. Russian Agency tast He re-fired stray when two more units arrived at Mare Nostrum bringing the total to five vehicles. The newly arrived submarines must have been on their way from the Baltic Fleet to the Pacific Fleet: a passage that appears to have drawn NATO’s attention, to the point of causing Turkish and Greek reconnaissance planes to take off. And so the (now usual) NATO began to search and observe Russian submarines: a “fighter” in the waters south of Crete was its scenario. Evidence for this intersection between Turkish flights and the presence of Russian submarines is given by the a . path Russian tugboat I headed to Tartus, which appears to follow exactly the route taken by the submarines passing through Gibraltar and heading towards Syria. The route is monitored in circular motions by NATO patrol boats. The Russian boat was, at the time of writing, a few miles off the southern coast of Cyprus.
in search of Russian submarines, which has now become a fairly common test of the Mediterranean Navy of NATO, added, as mentioned, the rivalry between Greece and Turkey. The hidden rivalry appears to have flared up in recent weeks, after months of lull. The problem is always the same: the search for gas and the exploitation of the fields and the old issue of the Turkish-Libyan memorandum defining the exclusive economic zone. Qualified sources confirm a from the inside That Greek intelligence, along with its diplomacy, is trying to limit Turkish actions in the eastern and central Mediterranean regionEspecially in Libya.
In recent days, many signs have come from Turkey that it regards the Mediterranean issue and the Cyprus issue as a priority on the government’s agenda. Both the Minister of Defense, Hlusi Akarbe the boss Recep Tayyip Erdogan They affirmed Ankara’s readiness to defend at any cost Rights of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus. The two Turkish representatives stressed that their country will never accept that there are businesses in the eastern Mediterranean that Ankara does not participate in. Greek officials for the newspaper KathimeriniHe denied the accusations made by the Turkish government by talking about the “speech”. In any case, the tension seems to be escalating to the point that the various diplomatic channels are also starting to move.
Relations with Egypt are at stake, with which Turkey wants to find a dialogue, but at the moment it is more cohesive with the bloc made up of Greece, Cyprus and the United Arab Emirates. There is the Libyan problem, which remains the main alarm bell for Athens about Turkish maneuvers in the Mediterranean. Libyan Foreign Minister Najla Al-ManqoushRecently, he met with his Greek counterpart Nikos Dendias in Athens and the Greek government put on the table the end of the Turkish-Libyan Memorandum of Understanding on the Exclusive Economic Zone. Tripoli has repeatedly stressed, even with the new executive authority, that it does not want to go back on what was agreed upon with Ankara, and it is no coincidence that the head of the Libyan High Council of State, Khaled Al-Mashri, met on the same days. Akar in Ankara, while some reports (which Turkey denied) spoke of Saadi Gaddafi heading to Anatolia after his release from prison in Libya.
The nodes that also became visible with the constant “tests” between the Greek Air Force and Navy and Turkey. Turkish drones took off from their bases, and as the tracking websites showed, they appeared flying between Antalya and Izmir, while a Bayraktar It appeared in the north on the border with Greece. greek drone, a report ItalMil . radarIt departed from Skyros to fly between Kos and Samos. And last week, A Turkish P-72 He made several reconnaissance tours in the Aegean Sea in the Athens FIR (FIR). The moves I heard from the sources from the inside They think they may be related to the competitions in recent weeks, which was also confirmed by the new Navtex launched by Greece and Turkey in recent days.
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