Greek & Turkish F-16 Jets In Near ‘Dogfight’ Off Cyprus; Viral Video Shows Radar Lock

by Tyler Durden Sat, 08/29/2020 - 08:45 Turkey's Air Force F-16s have confronted Greek fighter jets over the eastern Mediterranean in what is perhaps the closest the two sides have come to an incident sparking war. Military statements from both sides are revealing details of the incident which happened Thursday off the southwestern coast of Cyprus, … Continue reading Greek & Turkish F-16 Jets In Near ‘Dogfight’ Off Cyprus; Viral Video Shows Radar Lock

Turkey’s Erdogan announces discovery of large natural gas reserve off its Black Sea coast

By Jez Fielder  & Euronews with AP  •  last updated: 21/08/2020 - 14:47 Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has announced the discovery of a large natural gas reserves off the Black Sea coast, days after he promised “good news” that would usher in a “new era” for the energy dependent country. Erdogan said Friday that the amount of gas discovered is 320 billion cubic … Continue reading Turkey’s Erdogan announces discovery of large natural gas reserve off its Black Sea coast

Turkey plows ahead in Mediterranean expansion

Turkish President Erdogan risks a multinational conflict by pushing oil and gas exploration in Greek-claimed waters By JONATHAN GORVETT - AUGUST 17, 2020 Turkey President Recep Tayyip Erdogan doubled down on a Mediterranean drilling showdown with Greece over the weekend, signaling he would not be deterred by attempted French policing of the conflict. “We will never … Continue reading Turkey plows ahead in Mediterranean expansion

Turkey Flexes Military Muscle in Maritime Feud With Greece

Bloomberg News Selcan Hacaoglu and Paul Tugwell Publishing date: Aug 10, 2020  •  Last Updated 6 hours ago  By Selcan Hacaoglu and Paul Tugwell (Bloomberg) —  Turkey launched naval exercises off two Greek islands and announced energy exploration research activity in the area, as territorial tensions escalate in the eastern Mediterranean. The two-day naval drill to the … Continue reading Turkey Flexes Military Muscle in Maritime Feud With Greece

Egypt’s Parl’t Approves Permission to Deploy Troops to Carry Out Combat Missions Abroad, Reports Say

17:04 GMT 20.07.2020 (updated 18:22 GMT 20.07.2020) Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Sisi said on 16 July at a meeting with Libyan sheikhs and elders that Egypt would quickly reverse the military situation in Libya if it sends troops to the North African country. The Egyptian parliament has unanimously approved permission for a possible dispatch of … Continue reading Egypt’s Parl’t Approves Permission to Deploy Troops to Carry Out Combat Missions Abroad, Reports Say

Greece pushes back migrants on Turkish border ‘onslaught’

by Reuters - Saturday, 29 February 2020 13:22 GMT   Greece says migrants will not be let in * Says attempt to breach its borders was 'organised' * Turkey says thousands have left country (Adds detail, includes Bulgaria, colour)   By Lefteris Papadimas   KASTANIES, Greece, Feb 29 (Reuters) - Greek police fired teargas to … Continue reading Greece pushes back migrants on Turkish border ‘onslaught’

ANALYSIS: Turkey announces war on pro-Assad coalition in Syria

February death toll in Syria the highest in nearly 2 years as Erdogan all but declares war on Assad's forces. Yochanan Visser, 01/03/20 22:42 Tulsi Gabbard, one the Democratic Party’s hopefuls in the race for the Presidency of the United States called him “one of the most dangerous dictators in the world”. Gabbard was talking about … Continue reading ANALYSIS: Turkey announces war on pro-Assad coalition in Syria

Turkish military shoots down 2 Syrian jets as Syria fends off Turkey’s drone attack

1 Mar, 2020 13:41 / Updated 1 hour ago Turkey has shot down two Syrian warplanes in Idlib as part of its offensive in the area. The Syrian Army destroyed several Turkish drones on the same day Turkey’s UAVs penetrated Syria’s airspace well beyond Idlib. Turkish fighter jets intercepted two Syrian warplanes over Syria’s northwestern province … Continue reading Turkish military shoots down 2 Syrian jets as Syria fends off Turkey’s drone attack

Russian plane worth £7m shot down by Turkish-backed forces as military offensive launched

A RUSSIAN reconnaissance plane has been shot down above the war-torn Syrian province of Idlib as a Turkish-backed operation against forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad gets underway. By SIMON OSBORNE PUBLISHED: 10:31, Thu, Feb 20, 2020 | UPDATED: 15:11, Thu, Feb 20, 2020 Initial reports suggest the £7 million aircraft was brought down by Syria’s Turkish-backed National Army. … Continue reading Russian plane worth £7m shot down by Turkish-backed forces as military offensive launched

Turkey Asks U.S. for Patriot Missiles to Deter Russia in Syria

By Selcan Hacaoglu February 20, 2020, 7:31 AM MST Updated on February 20, 2020, 8:59 AM MST   Revelation followed by more Turkish fatalities in Idlib  Turkey is determined to halt Syrian offensive on rebel bastion Turkey has asked the U.S. to deploy two Patriot missile-defense batteries on its southern border to free it to punish any … Continue reading Turkey Asks U.S. for Patriot Missiles to Deter Russia in Syria