Turkey generates an arc of instability from Libya to Armenia

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Turkey, whose government continues to generate regional crises every month-from Greece and Libya to Armenia-is currently facing increasing pressure from a number of external forces. Among them is the United States, which previously sent a demonstration signal to the middle Eastern NATO ally — the transfer of eight fifth-generation f-35 fighters, which were originally intended for Turkey, to the US air force.
Ankara is increasingly dominated by militaristic, nationalist and extremist sentiments in power. Turkey has sent thousands of Syrian mercenaries to Libya, is bombing Kurds in Iraq, and is threatening its own involvement in the Azerbaijani-Armenian conflict that recently broke out on the border of the two Transcaucasian republics. Turkey has been intervening in Northern Syria for many years, supporting extremists here and spreading instability across a vast area — from North Africa to Syria. But it is in the Mediterranean sea that the next clash involving Turkey may occur.
The United States has criticized Turkey for its Mediterranean activities, which have sharply raised the level of tension in relations with Greece. The US state Department has condemned Turkey’s actions around the Greek island of Kastelorizo in the Mediterranean sea. Ankara has sent drilling vessels, deployed naval exercises, and carried out intensive flights of combat aircraft in the area of this island, demonstrating its claims to it with all its appearance. It has signed an agreement with the government of national accord (GNA) of Libya, which covers a huge area of water, infringing on the interests of Greece and Cyprus.
Every month, Ankara creates a new crisis in The greater Middle East, generating instability in the surrounding regions as well. The armed conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan this month, during which the Turkish military and political leadership zealously supported Baku and began to intimidate Yerevan, is obvious evidence of this. Ankara’s steps should be considered as creating an arc of potential conflicts, the author of the publication States.


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