As we noted previously, the conflict over gas in the eastern Mediterranean is intensifying.
The dispute concerns gas blocks, with Turkey furious about the energy cooperation of these Greece, Cyprus, and Egypt in the East Mediterranean Sea. While Turkish warships have been active, it appears Turkey is taking a new approach to this hybrid war.
As KeepTalkingGreece.com reports, a new Turkish narrative, based on paranoia and conspiracy theories, has been launched claiming that Greece, Israel and Egypt are part of the murder plot of Saudi Arabian journalist Jamal Khashoggi, presumably in an effort to garner global opinion against their energy-hording neighbors.
This unbelievable allegation has been claimed by Erdogan’s close aide Yigit Bulut, who is famous for his delirium and ravings, during an appearance on state television of Turkey.
“Greece, Israel and Egypt are part of murder plot involving slain Saudi Arabia journalist Khashoggi in Istanbul,” Yigit Bulut said in TRT Television, where he is a frequent guest.
#Greece #Israel and #Egypt are part of murder plot involving slain Saudi Arabia journalists #Khashoggi in Istanbul, #Turkey, claims Turkish president chief aide Yigit Bulut in a government TV network. pic.twitter.com/4qptVy73Lf— Abdullah Bozkurt (@abdbozkurt) November 2, 2018
Enlisting the ‘good old traditional perception’ that Turkey is surrounded by enemies, KeepTalkingGreece notes that Bulut said:
“a belt extending from Europe to Israel has always harbored hostility towards Turkey they never wanted Turks in this region. Europe even made Turks to fight unnecessary wars against Russia.”
It is worth noting that Russia and Turkey have come closer recently due to Syria, a cooperation sealed with armament sales to Ankara triggering the anger of US and the NATO of which Turkey is a member.
Bulut vowed that Turkey will continue oil and gas exploration in the East Mediterranean off-shore Cyprus.