This is a simple look at the Greece / Turkey border. Im certainly not suggesting that they are about to go to war and im not a keen potential war speculator that takes time to consider what if scenarios. What im trying to do here simply is to familiarise readers/players and myself with the Greece/Turkey border.
I think first of its worth noting that any Greek/Turkish conflict would probably start off with air or naval units over the more disputed areas where aircraft can, as they are currently, readily violate airspace in a way that land units cant. I also think the idea of the mobilisation of land units is fairly remote.
However, there is a border, which you will see the map focusses on. If your like me and this is the first you have heard of the Greek/Turkish border, then nows your cahnce to familiarise yourself with it.
I must admit a sense of irony really as many people probably already now the geography and the historic tensions. I do feel a little like the author of a site I saw recently that listed all regions struggling for autonomy from their parent nations. Many regions were included including Nagorno-Karabakh, obviously, but the list went on and most places were a little Greek to me, but then I saw Scotland, and immediatly realised that the writer didnt really know what they were talking about. I do think they were copy/paste mechants, but nontheless, it was a strange feeling seeing Scotland listed as an autonomous state fighting for liberation and independence. That is unless someone knows something I dont.
Anyway, The Greek/Turkish border.
Hopefully i'll be able to get something interesting on the map for your insight.
You can see the strange Greek land mass the borders Turkey, but also Bulgaria at its North Western side.
The South Front article states that Greek forces have been put on alert after Turkish aircraft flew over some Greek islands. Thats it, hardly headline news, but it did highlight that the Greeks and the Turks dont get along. I'll expand on this a bit later. Probably quite a bit. Very busy.
Global Research adds a bit of background in that Greece is sending a lot of migrants back to Turkey. Im not qualifying that other than that was a similar situation between El Salvador and Honduras. Combine that with the speculation that Turkey might be facing a civil war in the East with the Kurds, that its suspected that it supports ISIS and is trading oil with them and you start to get a confused but clearer picture.
Wars usually start over things people can emphasis with. Human rights for example. I beleive the Turks are already shelling Kurds in the East, so that could be a start, along with Russian and 'coalition' support. If so,I dount the turks would commit their whole 1st Army defending against Greece.
However, as I said when I started, im not speculating a third world war, just considering the situation. Greece is suffering economically but is part of the EU, and Turkey is part of NATO, I think. These are not small tinpot nations with low melting points. Essentially all current wars are insurgent based. A full nation to nation war I just dont think could happen, there are too many big players about. I dont even know why Greece would even consider anything other than the most defensive of stances that incorporated all its allies and neighbours. And Turkey is not too far off that, however, their decision to shoot down the Russian bomber did proove they are hot headed.
It wouldnt surprise me is there was a situation between Greece and Turkey. Maybe ships bumping into each other, flights cancelled, or something.
One other factor could be terrorist strikes, bombings etc that might force Greece to close its border? I dont even know if its open, but these triggers are often unforseen, but when they happen, really obvious.
I think even if there were a confrontation, I think it would be over in a day.
The Pravda Report is titled Greece Responds To Turkeys Aggression and goes on to talk about Greece carrying out large scale military drills.
The main bulk of units are now in place including a generic air force and air defence capacity that roughly balance each other.