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    Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu has said that the country's differences with Greece over the Aegean Sea will be put to the National Security Council for discussion, indicating that there is “another option” for the government besides diplomacy for resolving the dispute.

    “Are we going to solve this problem with Greece via diplomacy or are we going to go to court? For us there is another option. If the national assembly and the state considers that option as well, then it will be a unilateral decision,” the outspoken foreign minister told lawmakers during a briefing of the House budget committee.
    http://www.ekathimerini.com/234696/a...te-with-greece


    So, what is the "other option" Mevlut refers to in his comment? Could he mean going to war with Greece? And what sort of war would that be? An all out conflict, or a land grab for one of the islands, possibly Kastellorizo, which is a thorn on the side of Turkey, as it cuts turkish EEZ short? What would the ramifications be of two "NATO allies" going to war? To my knowledge, this has never happened before.

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    Turkish officials threaten war every Monday, Thursday and Saturday. I have grown immune
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    Quote Originally Posted by Akrotatos View Post
    Turkish officials threaten war every Monday, Thursday and Saturday. I have grown immune
    Probably because the Turks just like to bluff.
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    Seriously ioannis76, is Turkey the first concern of yours when you wake up in the morning and the last one too, before you go to bed at night?

    Quote Originally Posted by ioannis76 View Post
    So, what is the "other option" Mevlut refers to in his comment?
    Why don't you e-mail him and ask him?



    Quote Originally Posted by ioannis76 View Post
    Could he mean going to war with Greece? And what sort of war would that be?
    One could probably divine that answer by sniffing their fingernails.



    Quote Originally Posted by ioannis76 View Post
    An all out conflict, or a land grab for one of the islands, possibly Kastellorizo, which is a thorn on the side of Turkey, as it cuts turkish EEZ short?
    Begging the question a bit?



    Quote Originally Posted by ioannis76 View Post
    What would the ramifications be of two "NATO allies" going to war?
    That is a speculative question, it would better be discussed at the Political Academy forum.



    Quote Originally Posted by ioannis76 View Post
    To my knowledge, this has never happened before.
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    There's plenty of nation dyads in the world that are having similar disputes.
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    But what's different about the Aegean sea is that if my knowledge is correct the border dispute is very new. The islands were acknowledged to be Greek by the Turks for decades.

    I might be wrong though. Didn't do any research. Anyone care to correct or corrobate me on this one?

    The "other option" the Turkish minister is talking about is probably force projection. Which tends to stay nonviolent as long as both sides keep cool.
    We have seen that with regards to the Mediterranean oil deposits which by international law belongs to Cyprus, but which the Turks have prevented them (and the Italians) from exploiting through sheer military power. If Turkey decides to land some troops on an isolated island that is officially Greek, no one will stop them. Not even the Greeks themselves.
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    2k19 the year of Megali

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    Infact only yesterday the leaders of the Turkish Opposition parties asked Erdogan to "complete the unification of Cyprus" to Turkey with a 3rd attack. (Attila 1 and 2 were in 1974).
    Also the ship Barbaross with 4 warships as escort are in Cypriot waters -but far away from there that Americans drill today- chalenging the Greek Navy to interfear provoking a "warm incident" that could escalate realy easy. So far the Turkish submarines 214TN are not yet ready and the four 214HN ones have the advandage, But lets hope that they wont be nessesary to prove their worth.
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    Quote Originally Posted by paleologos View Post

    You might want to read about the Cod Wars between The UK and Iceland
    The Cod Wars weren't real wars; the British and Icelanders only fired warning shots at each other and only one person was killed: an engineer, Halldˇr Hallfre­sson, electrocuted when two ships collided while he was making repairs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AnthoniusII View Post
    Infact only yesterday the leaders of the Turkish Opposition parties asked Erdogan to "complete the unification of Cyprus" to Turkey with a 3rd attack. (Attila 1 and 2 were in 1974).
    Also the ship Barbaross with 4 warships as escort are in Cypriot waters -but far away from there that Americans drill today- chalenging the Greek Navy to interfear provoking a "warm incident" that could escalate realy easy. So far the Turkish submarines 214TN are not yet ready and the four 214HN ones have the advandage, But lets hope that they wont be nessesary to prove their worth.
    Here is the speach of Mrs Meral Axener in the Turkish parliament that speaks about a global conspiracy against Turkey in Cyprus and "if nesesary Aise will go to Cyprus" again, that Cyprus is Turkish and will remain Turkish.
    Aise goes to Cyprus was the code message to begin the invasion in Cyprus by the Turkish forces in 1974.
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    There are moments (in history), in which a nation owes,
    if it wants to be considered as a great one, to be able to fight.
    Even without hope of winning. Just because it has to.
    Greek War motto.
    XXI Armored Brigade. Proud that served in that unit in 1996!
    "Spartans do not ask how many (enemies are) but where they are"!
    XXI Armored Brigade's motto.
    The Greek Secret (or why they will fight again if it will be necessary or why they do not sell their history).


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