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The Cyprus Dispute is the conflict between Greek Cypriots and Turkish Cypriots and also Republic of Cyprus and Turkey…
Exxon, Haliburton, Stener-UK and Qatar Petroleum are now drilling off the coast of Cyprus — protected by a US Arleigh Burkes class destroyer and a British nuclear Astute class nuclear submarine — in waters where Turkey holds a territorial claim.
“ The latest developments in Cyprus are extremely serious and, following the continuous threats by Turkey — including the recent threats of the Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar on “Turkish maritime ownership” within the Cypriot EEZ — the situation could potentially become volatile if such threats were supported by actions and could destabilize the region.”
Astute-class British submarine enters the Mediterranean - Nicosia, Houston and London monitor the…
This analysis is made by Evangelos Kokkinos - Pentapostagma Enimerosis and translated exclusively for SouthFront…
It would appear actions like described above would make it more likely Turkey will eventually withdraw from NATO and become more closely aligned with Russia and China, especially given the impending Belt Road Initiative to re-open the ancient Silk Road land and maritime trading routes.
Anyway, here’s some questions:
- What are US and British naval vessels doing protecting corporate interests and are these taxpayer-funded navies operating on behalf of the private oil profiteers?
- Do we even need more oil when renewable sources are now more widely available and cost effective?
- Given the potential action of Turkey, how could this impact future naval access to The Black Sea?
4) What could possibly go wrong?