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Turkey Dismisses Report It Wanted To Provoke War By Sinking Greek Ship

Warships at sea

PortandTerminal.com, September 2, 2020 ANKARA, TURKEY – The German newspaper Die Welt claimed in a report on Tuesday that Turkish President Erdogan wanted to provoke a major military incident with Greece in the Eastern Mediterranean. Erdogan’s goal was reportedly to provoke a military conflict with Greece and in doing so, help his own chances to survive politically. Faced with economic …

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France-Turkey tensions mount after NATO naval incident. What’s going on?

French naval frigate Le Courbet

REUTERS, JULY 7, 2020 French naval frigate harassed by Turkish navy vessels escorting cargo ship suspected of arms smuggling | Both countries NATO members | Turkey’s close relationship with Russia troubling other NATO members including U.S. PARIS/BRUSSELS – For France, it was the final straw. For Turkey, it was a misunderstanding. For NATO, it could be a turning point. The …

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