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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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VIDEO: Greek Navy torpedo a decommissioned freighter as a warning to Turkey

Screen grab of ship blowing up

PortandTerminal.com, June 27, 2020 ATHENS – On Jun 23 the Greek Navy sunk an old freighter during Naval drills, deploying submarine, frigate and helicopter forces. The decommissioned vessel was torpedoed and fired upon with missiles, launched from frigate and helicopter. Greek media and Naval officials acknowledged that the drill was conducted as a warning to Turkey. What’s going on? Relations …

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CHAOS. Turkey opens its ports and borders for refugees who want into EU

Hundreds of migrants

PortandTerminal.com, March 1, 2020 As chaos on Europe’s southern border with Turkey unfolds, the world is distracted by the coronavirus wildfire burning through its countries. If the two fires ever meet, global chaos will step up to a whole new level. ANKARA, TURKEY – Migrants trying to reach Europe have clashed violently with Greek riot police as Turkey claimed more than 76,000 …

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PHOTOS: Loaded bulker burns off Turkey

PortandTerminal.com, September 11, 2019 A fire erupted in the engine room of the bulk carrier KIRAN ASYA, berthed at Isdemir, Iskenderun, Turkey, late at night Sep 9. Several fire engines were deployed. The fire was said to be quickly brought under control and extinguished with no injuries were reported. The extent of the damages are unknown. The ship arrived at …

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Pirates ‘on speedboats’ kidnap 10 Turkish sailors off coast of Nigeria

PortandTerminal.com, July 16, 2019 Armed pirates attacked a cargo ship off the coast of Nigeria and kidnapped 10 of the Turkish vessel’s crew members. ABUJA, NIGERIA – A group of 10 Turkish sailors has been kidnapped by pirates off the coast of Nigeria, reportedly for ransom. A Turkish cargo ship was attacked by pirates off the coast Nigeria on early Tuesday with ten sailors, all Turkish …

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