The Courbet, French ship off the coast of Libya, referred by a corrupt Turkish extremely aggressive

Switches weapons between Ankara and Paris : the Courbet, a French ship deployed off the coast of Libya to identify a cargo ship suspected of being involved in a

The Courbet, French ship off the coast of Libya, referred by a corrupt Turkish extremely aggressive

Switches weapons between Ankara and Paris : the Courbet, a French ship deployed off the coast of Libya to identify a cargo ship suspected of being involved in arms trafficking, has been the subject on 10 June last of the three "illuminations radar", equivalent to a marking of a target, by a frigate, Turkish, revealed this Wednesday, the French ministry of the Armies.

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"According to the rules of engagement of NATO, such an act is regarded as hostile," said the Figaro, the ministry of the Armed forces.

"This case is in our eyes very serious. We cannot accept that an ally behaves this way against a ship of the Nato, under Nato command, leading a Nato mission", a-t was specified on the side of the ministry of the Interior. The Turkish ships use "call signs Nato" to identify themselves during their missions of escort.

Florence Parly will "put the points on the i"

A maneuver "aggressive" that has pushed Paris to denounce the "ostrich policy" of NATO in the face of Turkey, against its actions within the Alliance, in Libya or in Iraq. "We are already known to pass complicated in the Alliance, there are ways to overcome them but we can't do the ostrich policy, and one cannot claim that there is not a problem Turkish currently to Nato. See it, say it and treat it," said to Reuters an official of the French ministry of the Armies.

"These flocks of boats, sometimes accompanied by frigates, Turkish, do not contribute to de-escalation," stressed the ministry to AFP. Florence Parly, at the head of Armies, will "dot the i" during a video conference of Defence ministers of the Atlantic alliance, which will take place this Wednesday, a-t-are also shown.

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Turkey multiplies for several months the pranks in Libya into chaos since the fall of the regime of Muammar Gaddafi. Since 2011, no political leader has managed to take control of the country, divided between two strong men : the marshal Haftar, head of the libyan national army (ANL), and Fayez al-Sarraj, the prime minister recognized by the united Nations.

The fighting rages on in Libya since the fall of the regime of Muammar Gaddafi in 2011. Here, in Tripoli, on September 7, 2019. Mahmud TURKIA / AFP

If al-Sarraj control since the beginning of June the capital Tripoli and its region, at the end of a decisive battle long 14 months, Haftar is publicly supported by Egypt, Russia and the United Arab Emirates. And although she claims to the contrary, France is accused of doing the same. The Turkey, it would work towards in the shadow of the victory of the Union Government of Libya (GNA) Fayez al-Sarraj, by exporting its troops heavy weapons. The nation Recep Tayyip Erdogan has had talks with Russia to agree to a truce.

Tensions franco-Turkish continuous

Paris and Ankara are engaged to fiery statements in the last few days, while Turkey continues to invest in the Middle East and Libya. Last week, the european Union requested the support of NATO to help enforce the arms embargo in Libya, after having been prevented by the Turkish army to inspect a suspicious vessel. Sunday, the Elysée palace has denounced the intervention "unacceptable" Libya, after the deployment of seven Turkish vessels off the coast of Libya. "The Turks behave in an unacceptable manner by mobilising NATO and France can't let do that," added the Presidency.

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Turkey can with a push of a button, send the French fleet in the Mediterranean in the background. And our aircraft carrier is blocked at the dock, ideal target. The Turks had a superiority of immediate over France, especially since one of our submarines is also blocked at the dock. Either we replions in our waters, territorial, and let them do it, or we continue to interfere in their affairs, and there, we will have to wipe of the losses and humiliation.

Cyrusssle 17/06/2020 19:39

Coulons their few frigates that will calm the crazy Ankara.

michel bescontle 17/06/2020 19:38

The Turkish army is invited by the legal authority in Libya, to say nothing about its presence. NATO has no more prerogatives in Libya so France cannot rely on them to cross in the region.
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