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Exclusive: Anadolu that goes out to the Aegean for... "training" near Kastellorizo is under close surveillance the

Erdogan is preparing, in parallel with the formation of his government, to return more aggressively to the pressures against Greece on the field.

In this context, but also to reinforce the narrative of a strong Turkey to the Turkish people who voted for it once again, the Turkish aircraft carrier Anadolu is expected late this evening to leave the Dardanelles Straits and sail towards the areas that have been occupied by the Turkish Armed Forces west and east of Kastelorizos for the execution of an operational exercise (in place of the canceled Thalassolykos exercise). An exercise we had written about in the Pentateuch, citing exclusively the areas that Ankara committed to areas under Turkish jurisdiction.

At the same time, the staff in Athens is monitoring an additional number of ships that are also sailing towards the areas of the exercises, increasing the strength of the Turkish fleet in the area around the sandy island from 30 to 40 warships.

The fact that the Anadolu is also a landing ship makes many talk about "training" near a possible target such as Kastellorizo.

What is also interesting is the route the Turkish aircraft carrier will follow. That is, if he will sail through the heart of the Aegean or if he will go to his destination sailing along the Turkish coast.

The areas that Anadolu will go to are in the majority east and west of Kastelorizos and are reserved from the day before yesterday until June 12 with only a break during the day of the Holy Spirit.

Let us recall here that the Turkish Ministry of Defense had leaked that for the Thalassolykos exercise it would mobilize 107 surface ships, 9 submarines, 56 airborne units, amphibious infantry units and groups of marines.

The next few days will show whether the cancellation of Thalassolykos on the part of Turkey was done for reasons of economy, as several sources in Athens state, or as a match for the downgrading of "Storm" on the part of Greece to smaller-scale exercises.

Of course, we should not forget that there was a discussion about observing the summer moratorium between Panagiotopoulos and Akar during the former's visit to the earthquake affected areas.

However, apart from the demonstration of power in which Turkey will proceed in the next few hours with Anadolu, it also proceeded to illegally occupy the area between Skyros and Psara in the heart of the Aegean with NOTAM A3765/23 for the period of June 5 to 26 June for exercises of the Turkish navy and air force.

Let's remember that Turkey has no jurisdiction in the Athens FIR to issue NOTAM and block areas, especially for such a long period of time, something that Athens points out in its own anti-NOTAM with which it cancels the Turkish directive to fliers.


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