The black “mandates” that Washington sends to Ankara on every occasion put the neighbors on the “barrels” and apparently lead them to a provocative outbreak over the Aegean with overflights over Greek islands now on the agenda.
Ankara is entering dangerous paths with a barrage of fake news, incendiary statements and behavior on the verge of a nervous breakdown, reacting with panic to the unbearable pressure it receives from the Americans. With Washington more and more emphatically showing Athens as its loyal ally in the region while at the same time making it clear to Ankara that the “bailout” it has raised not only cannot be accepted but brings about consequences with a more immediate “blockade” in sale and upgrade of F-16 fighters.
The latest Turkish narrative focuses on the efforts of the neighbors to essentially put the Russian-made Greek S-300 anti-aircraft missiles on the same “scale” as the corresponding Turkish S-400s, the acquisition of which turns out to be a fatal mistake that condemns the Turkish air force to the role of a compensator . Missiles that ended up in the Greek arsenal at the end of the 90s as an emergency solution when Turkey threatened the Republic of Cyprus with war. In contrast to the S-400s, which are a choice of Ankara and Tayyip Erdoğan himself in the logic of “weaning” from the West but also of the blackmail tactics followed by the neighbors in order to win the most through the well-known “oriental bargain”. Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar spoke of Greece’s “flagrant insolence and recklessness”, referring to the alleged entrapment of Turkish F-16s by Greek S-300s, maintaining the climate of tension and characterizing Greece as a “bad neighbor”. And all this while the Turkish delegation in the US is fighting to reverse the extremely negative climate – Menendez’s recent statements are indicative – and to get the green light for the sale and upgrade of F-16 fighters.
The unprecedented image of two American aircraft carriers, the USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) and the USS George HW Bush (CVN 77) sailing side by side in the Ionian Sea with their fighters training together with the “hawks” of our Air Force is the last “rape” of Washington towards Ankara with the Americans and they now have a permanent presence in the Greek seas while they avoid even approaching the Turkish shores in the Mediterranean.
While at the same time they send another resounding message by choosing the Greek “wings” to accompany the symbols of power B-52 strategic bombers over Romania. With the F-16s of the 337th “Ghost” Squadron flying wing-to-wing with the beastly jets of the USAF. They are the same bombers that the Turkish air force attempted to approach and escort with “so I want” last week inside the Athens FIR near Kastellorizo to add another heavy “defeat” when confronted by its “hawks” Crete.
The black “mandates” that Washington sends to Ankara on every occasion put the neighbors on the “barrels” and apparently lead them to a provocative outbreak over the Aegean with overflights over Greek islands now on the agenda. All night it flew over the Aegean Turkish Anka while at noon another Turkish UAV reached the “heart” of the Archipelago and flew over the islet of Kalogeroi between Andros and Chios.