The Best Cyprus Community

Skip to content


Turkey Invades Cyprus-EU waters ...

Benefits and problems from the EU membership.

Turkey Invades Cyprus-EU waters ...

Postby GreekIslandGirl » Tue Nov 26, 2013 12:47 pm

Another invasion? :(

Is the EU going to stand by and allow this invasion of its waters?


TURKEY “has pressed the button” for carrying out research for hydrocarbon resources in the open sea off occupied Keryneia.


http://famagusta-gazette.com/breaking-d ... 476-69.htm

The Foreign Ministry is closely monitoring activities by the Turkish research and survey vessel “Barbaros Hayrettin Pasa” and is taking all necessary measures.

According to an announcement issued here Monday by the Foreign Ministry, in an issuance dated 22 November, Ankara illegally withheld sea areas which include parts of the Republic of Cyprus’ territorial waters, by the shore of occupied Karpasia and Famagusta bay, as well as parts of Cyprus’ Exclusive Economic Zone.

According to the FM statement, Turkey seized these waters to conduct seismographic research by the vessel “Barbaros Hayrettin Pasa” from November 22nd until December 18th 2013.


http://famagusta-gazette.com/cyprus-fm- ... 469-69.htm
User avatar
GreekIslandGirl
Main Contributor
Main Contributor
 
Posts: 8954
Joined: Sat Oct 15, 2011 1:03 am

Re: Turkey Invades Cyprus-EU waters ...

Postby bill cobbett » Tue Nov 26, 2013 1:03 pm

It's another scam attempt by Turkey at drilling and surveying.

Be sceptical.
User avatar
bill cobbett
Leading Contributor
Leading Contributor
 
Posts: 15760
Joined: Sun Dec 17, 2006 5:20 pm
Location: Embargoed from Kyrenia by Jurkish Army and Genocided (many times) by Thieving, Brain-Washed Lordo

Re: Turkey Invades Cyprus-EU waters ...

Postby bill cobbett » Tue Nov 26, 2013 1:45 pm

... and be sceptical for the following reasons...

With the right crew and with access to expert analysis of data, the Turkish survey ship Barborosa is a capable survey ship, however its course over the past few days is not what would be expected of a ship carrying out surveys. We have not seen the back and forth, ploughing a field type tracks.

The Barbarosa is working on its own. If it were carrying out surveys it would be trailing several kilometres of streamers and would issue a warning to other ships to stay clear. There is no such warning on the AIS tracking systems.

It would also need at least one guard ship to further warn off other shipping. The survey ships working for the Republic at the mo have 1, 2 or 3 such escorts and they also display warnings to other shipping on the AIS system to "stay clear". The Barbarosa has no such escorts.

Then to the alleged drilling rig, the GSP Jupiter.

A very capable jack-up and semi-submersible rig in the right situation. Unfortunately it's designed for shallow water drilling. It's only capable of drilling in up to 92 metres of water. ( Its specs are at... http://www.rigzone.com/data/offshore_dr ... SP_Jupiter )

For comparison, our friends on the Homer Ferrington and the ENSCO5006 were drilling in 1,500 metres of water.

Then ask yourselves why both the Barbarosa and the GSP Jupiter should turn up at the same time. Normally the survey ship would be first on the scene, it would carry out its work, then weeks would be spent analysing the data to pin-point areas of interest for subsequent drilling by the rig.

It's all a provocative scam.

We're back in Sardine Trawler Piri Reis territory.
User avatar
bill cobbett
Leading Contributor
Leading Contributor
 
Posts: 15760
Joined: Sun Dec 17, 2006 5:20 pm
Location: Embargoed from Kyrenia by Jurkish Army and Genocided (many times) by Thieving, Brain-Washed Lordo

Re: Turkey Invades Cyprus-EU waters ...

Postby GreekIslandGirl » Tue Nov 26, 2013 3:11 pm

bill cobbett wrote:Then ask yourselves why both the Barbarosa and the GSP Jupiter should turn up at the same time. Normally the survey ship would be first on the scene, it would carry out its work, then weeks would be spent analysing the data to pin-point areas of interest for subsequent drilling by the rig.


The Barbarosa is here now because it's going ahead to carry out surveys in our southern waters:

Kibris Postasi newspaper reports that the Turkish Minister of Energy, Taner Yildiz has said that the Barbaros Hayrettin Pasa vessel, which had been purchased by Turkish Petroleum Corporation (TPAO) for 130 million dollars, is carrying out seismic explorations in Mersin and Alexandretta and that “the vessel will carry out seismic explorations in the area south of Cyprus as well”.
User avatar
GreekIslandGirl
Main Contributor
Main Contributor
 
Posts: 8954
Joined: Sat Oct 15, 2011 1:03 am

Re: Turkey Invades Cyprus-EU waters ...

Postby Cap » Tue Nov 26, 2013 7:22 pm

Calls for a Tomahawk missile.
We're so unlucky being surrounded by banana regimes.
User avatar
Cap
Main Contributor
Main Contributor
 
Posts: 6811
Joined: Mon Jun 18, 2007 12:55 pm
Location: Cypriot Empire

Re: Turkey Invades Cyprus-EU waters ...

Postby GreekIslandGirl » Tue Nov 26, 2013 8:23 pm

Which other country would stand by and watch an aggressive country steer a ruddy great rig and plant it in the other country's seas ... and declare they are to start blooming drilling for hydrocarbons? :roll:

No other nation on earth would accept such a blatant act of terrorism.

This isn't like the "stray" ships that sail in the Aegean or the jets that zoom over Greek islands and fly away again! This is a RIG that is being planted in Cyprus-EU waters - and is here to stay.

Our government should be screaming commands at the EU for support to drive Turkey out.
User avatar
GreekIslandGirl
Main Contributor
Main Contributor
 
Posts: 8954
Joined: Sat Oct 15, 2011 1:03 am

Re: Turkey Invades Cyprus-EU waters ...

Postby B25 » Tue Nov 26, 2013 9:55 pm

GreekIslandGirl wrote:Which other country would stand by and watch an aggressive country steer a ruddy great rig and plant it in the other country's seas ... and declare they are to start blooming drilling for hydrocarbons? :roll:

No other nation on earth would accept such a blatant act of terrorism.

This isn't like the "stray" ships that sail in the Aegean or the jets that zoom over Greek islands and fly away again! This is a RIG that is being planted in Cyprus-EU waters - and is here to stay.

Our government should be screaming commands at the EU for support to drive Turkey out.

Our government, oops sorry, pussies, should all be lined up and shot.
Dont expect anything from our governments todays or past, and certainly dont expect the EU, UK, USA to be doing anything either. We are on our own. Perhaps it it time to seek new alliances with countries like Russia and the USA can go fuck itself.
User avatar
B25
Main Contributor
Main Contributor
 
Posts: 6077
Joined: Wed Sep 30, 2009 7:03 pm
Location: ** Classified **

Re: Turkey Invades Cyprus-EU waters ...

Postby Flying Horse » Tue Nov 26, 2013 10:30 pm

I can't understand it myself. I read the 'breaking' news this morning and thought WTF.


Is the RoC really going to roll over and alllow it? Is there actually anything they can do? Or are their hands tight by bureaucracy and red tape? Is this not war mongering, a waving of the arse and a come on by Turkey?


Not cricket!
User avatar
Flying Horse
Contributor
Contributor
 
Posts: 709
Joined: Sat Jul 13, 2013 5:38 pm

Re: Turkey Invades Cyprus-EU waters ...

Postby Cap » Tue Nov 26, 2013 10:38 pm

B25 wrote:
GreekIslandGirl wrote:Which other country would stand by and watch an aggressive country steer a ruddy great rig and plant it in the other country's seas ... and declare they are to start blooming drilling for hydrocarbons? :roll:

No other nation on earth would accept such a blatant act of terrorism.

This isn't like the "stray" ships that sail in the Aegean or the jets that zoom over Greek islands and fly away again! This is a RIG that is being planted in Cyprus-EU waters - and is here to stay.

Our government should be screaming commands at the EU for support to drive Turkey out.

Our government, oops sorry, pussies, should all be lined up and shot.
Dont expect anything from our governments todays or past, and certainly dont expect the EU, UK, USA to be doing anything either. We are on our own. Perhaps it it time to seek new alliances with countries like Russia and the USA can go fuck itself.


Where's Greece? OUR 'Greece'?
Ah.. there she is. You might spot her with a Kepler telescope, but you'll have to look carefully or you'll miss all her heavenly glory. :D
User avatar
Cap
Main Contributor
Main Contributor
 
Posts: 6811
Joined: Mon Jun 18, 2007 12:55 pm
Location: Cypriot Empire

Re: Turkey Invades Cyprus-EU waters ...

Postby GreekIslandGirl » Tue Nov 26, 2013 11:21 pm

Cap wrote:
B25 wrote:
GreekIslandGirl wrote:Which other country would stand by and watch an aggressive country steer a ruddy great rig and plant it in the other country's seas ... and declare they are to start blooming drilling for hydrocarbons? :roll:

No other nation on earth would accept such a blatant act of terrorism.

This isn't like the "stray" ships that sail in the Aegean or the jets that zoom over Greek islands and fly away again! This is a RIG that is being planted in Cyprus-EU waters - and is here to stay.

Our government should be screaming commands at the EU for support to drive Turkey out.

Our government, oops sorry, pussies, should all be lined up and shot.
Dont expect anything from our governments todays or past, and certainly dont expect the EU, UK, USA to be doing anything either. We are on our own. Perhaps it it time to seek new alliances with countries like Russia and the USA can go fuck itself.


Where's Greece? OUR 'Greece'?
Ah.. there she is. You might spot her with a Kepler telescope, but you'll have to look carefully or you'll miss all her heavenly glory. :D


After all your insults and anti-Greek comments, now you want Greece's help?

Well, the RoC has to enlist Greece to make some real use of its pending presidency. But first, we have to hear some real complaining about this event from the RoC - because no one is going to complain for us.
User avatar
GreekIslandGirl
Main Contributor
Main Contributor
 
Posts: 8954
Joined: Sat Oct 15, 2011 1:03 am

Next

Return to Cyprus and the European Union

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 0 guests