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Turkey claims oil/gas south of Cyprus as its own -- sadly it is ignored :( And french warships.

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Kyriakos, Jul 13, 2017.

  1. Kyriakos

    Kyriakos Alien spiral maker

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    https://www.thenationalherald.com/1...-will-drill-off-cyprus-france-sends-warships/

    So, Turkey claimed that the underwater gas/oil fields south of Cyprus should be its own too, because everything should. You can see those fields in the map:



    Sadly it got ignored by the other powers, and now France (which has a company doing the drilling) sends two of its own warships there. Why is everyone ganging up on poor Turkey? :(

    Anyway, re France: too late, it was France which gifted Turkey with eastern Thrace, including Constantinople in 1922, and (of course) they are only here to protect their own interests.

    :lol:

    Other source: http://greece.greekreporter.com/201...pport-to-cyprus-over-drilling-in-islands-eez/

    (which should show everyone not to mess with Total, cause it is its own colonial power :o )

    -How do you see this latest episode of local bully ending? Will Turkey be given what it deserves, ie civil war every oil/gas ever?
    -How many warships and planes does Total command?
     
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  2. innonimatu

    innonimatu Warlord

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    Dont get your hopes too high, France is not coming to enforce the Treaty of Sevres 100 years after :D
     
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  3. Kyriakos

    Kyriakos Alien spiral maker

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    Well, no, but who knows what will happen with the way Erd is going :D

     
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  4. r16

    r16 not deity

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    thankfully , the guys in Nicosia are much more cool headed than many and stress the visit by French warships is a visit and not a war party for oil .


    and ı am pretty sure ı can take down Total in 55 seconds flat . With the 6th Fleet or not .
     
  5. Kyriakos

    Kyriakos Alien spiral maker

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    I don't know, r16, Medieval Total War has quite a reputation for bringing down colonies :mischief:
     
  6. r16

    r16 not deity

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    oh well , if ı could play Civ ı would say Civ wipes anything off the map . But have to keep to PGF , a clone of Panzer General . Just invading England this week , with my 80 core units made up to 5 stars through various cheats and the lot
     
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  7. Silurian

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    What has Thrace, including Constantinople, got to do with the waters south of Cyprus.

    Turkey's claim is obviously a bit strange unless it is going to invade and annex the whole of Cyprus.
     
  8. Kyriakos

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    ^An allusion to France's decisive role in 1922, in gifting Turkey with Thrace/Constantinople. France was quite the ruin of Greece then.

    Anyway, good for Cyprus (and its protectors, the french east med company :/ ) for starting drilling in its own economic zone, as it should have done ages ago.
     
  9. Thorgalaeg

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    Yeah, in his struggle against Charles V in the 16th century the treacherous and sacrilegious french signed an abominable alliance with the worst enemies of Spain and all christianity, the Ottoman turks. Since then they has been unnatural allies against Europe and the western civilization in general. Bottom line: never trust the french. :mad:
     
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  10. FriendlyFire

    FriendlyFire Codex WMDicanious

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    Didnt Greece ask the allies to broker a ceasefire ? because you know Greece economy collapsed again
    You were about to get Kebabed again you know that right ?

    Didnt Greece get a bunch of land from Bulgaria and Italy ?
     
  11. uppi

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    :lol:

    That sounds like an involuntary encouragement to drill even more.
     
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  12. Broken_Erika

    Broken_Erika Nothing

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    With friends like Erdoganist Turkey; Who needs enemies?
     
  13. Zkribbler

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    Without the French, the USA would still be a handful of backwater colonies suffering under the yoke of their English overlords. Merct, mes amis.
     
  14. Thorgalaeg

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    Well, to annoy the english is always nice, Spain also gladly participated in that worthy cause but looking back in hindsight i am not sure it was a good thing overall. :undecide:
     
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  15. Glassfan

    Glassfan Mostly harmless

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    I suppose that since China got away with it, that sooner or later others would try. And yet another good reason for Turkey to leave NATO.
     
  16. AdrienIer

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    Amusing.

    If the point of this thread is to remind everyone that Total is awful and that the french state will always take their side, well sure. But that's not really breaking news.
     
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  18. Takhisis

    Takhisis is it fall yet

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    Clearly, Angela is fending off Macron's pleas for Greece to be given debt relief.
     

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