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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP06 Feb 2019 10:01 p.m. PST

"Seeing how (Erdogan's) Turkey has aligned itself with (Putin's) Russia, could it be possible that US (and possibly other members in NATO, or UN like Ukraine) may push for a war between Greece and Turkey with the goal of having Greece control commercial traffic of the Bosporus (and Marmara sea)?

The trigger for this could be (the usual) a skirmish between Turkish and Greek border patrols that the western power(s) may seek to blow out of proportion (maybe said skirmish may even be triggered by the West in order to start the war), or a naval skirmish, or Erdogan going all crazy thinking "Putin will love me" and denying or restricting access to ships not from/to Russia (say Ukrainian commerce) or even Russia itself telling Erdogan to order denial of access to commercial ships in/out of Ukraine (or other countries???)…."
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mghFond06 Feb 2019 11:20 p.m. PST

You've got to be kidding. That is the last thing either the US or the horribly unprepared NATO alliance would be wanting is a war.

Andrew Walters07 Feb 2019 8:42 a.m. PST

No one is prepared for that war, least of all the Greeks, hard to believe anyone could take advantage of that tension. Plus, no on in the West right now is particularly hawkish. It's been a while since they invaded anyone. Bombed, sure…

Meanwhile, Greece is in enough trouble that if they had control of the Bosphorus they'd *have* to try to use it to their advantage, which would probably be at the expense of NATO. If not immediately, within a few years. It's hard to trust someone who has A) been dishonest before and B) is now in a very serious problem.

So I think someone is just making stuff up.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP07 Feb 2019 12:13 p.m. PST



NavyVet07 Feb 2019 1:50 p.m. PST

Not sure where this came from. Tension between Greece and Turkey will always exist but I am not sure that at present or in the near future conflict can be expected.

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