by Andrea Munchouroulia, Pentapostagma.gr
The powerful Israeli military intelligence service, in its annual report, views Turkey as a major and serious threat to the country, especially in the Mediterranean region.
In this “written assessment” of the Israeli General Staff, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is seen as promoting an increasingly aggressive stance in the region, threatening Israel’s energy and maritime interests.
Despite the official retention of diplomatic ties by the Israeli government, the Israeli military has added the Turkish Republic to its list of main threats in its annual assessment for next year, putting it in the top spot in the light of its growing aggression. in the area.
This is the first time the Israeli Military Intelligence Service has included Turkey on that list.
” Relations between Israel and Turkey are getting worse with the responsibility of Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who is used to attacking the Jewish state while supporting and supplying Palestinian terrorist groups to operate freely in his country, ” she.
Although the Israeli military sees no direct confrontation with Turkey in 2020 in the assessment presented to Israeli decision-makers each year, Turkey’s ever-increasing offensive in the region has made it one of the top threats, for this and for nothing. is not certain, and the Turkish armed forces will be closely monitored.
The report does not describe a specific threat from Turkey to Israel, but it does elaborate that the policies pursued by Erdogan, whose Islamist party is an ally of the Muslim Brotherhood, are a cause for great concern for the Israeli general staff.
” In recent months, Ankara has stepped up its expansion by conducting military operations near Syria, proposing the creation of an EEZ with Libya, despite the fact that it violates the territorial waters of Israel’s ally, Greece, ” the report said.
In an interview with Channel 13 last month, the Israeli foreign minister said it was his country’s “official position” that a possible Turkey-Libya gas pipeline would be illegal.
“But that does not mean that we are sending warships to confront Turkey,” he said.
In October, following the Turkish invasion of Syria in the context of the Ankara war against Kurdish groups in that country, Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations Danny Danon said in a monthly meeting before the UN Security Council that “Erdogan is sending violence, in support of terrorist organizations, ”he added, adding that“ Turkey’s illegal invasion of Syria was no surprise because of Ankara’s well-known tactics ”.
“Erdogan has turned Turkey into a safe haven for Hamas terrorists, and a financial center to channel money, to subsidize terrorist attacks,” he said.
“Erdogan’s Turkey shows no moral or human behavior towards the Kurdish people. Erdogan has turned Turkey into a regional hub that promotes terrorism,” the Israeli official continued.
Danton said that “Erdogan is dragging his country down an ‘imperialist path’, threatening journalists, persecuting religious minorities and promoting anti-Semitism.”
This is the case, otherwise, the military sees things moving methodically through parameters and data, or the politicians who implement a “political positioning” of things, but in a different way control the situation.
Turkey is extremely dangerous because it has launched a plan to revive the Ottoman Empire with a “weapon” on religion while creating a defense industry that will support this plan.
Neo-Ottomans will not back down unless they receive a critical blow because they want to control all their former “territories” as they say, from the Balkans to the Middle East and Libya.
The biggest problem, however, lies in Erdogan’s disappearance from the country’s political scene at some point, with a large number of Turkish politicians and followers “training to continue the same” plan, and that does not change anything.