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Specifically a report on defencenet said that France is sending a F792 Premier-Maître L’Her corvette type D’Estienne d’Orves so that it can send the message to Ankara that any type of move that does not comply with international law will not be tolerated.
It is the first time since the 1970’s that the French Fleet is once again taking its place against Turkey. The last time it did this was in 1976. Of course France is also protecting its interests in the area since it has already contracted two plots for drilling from the Cyprus government.
For now, the French ship will enforce the message that the West and Russia have been sending Ankara all along, which is that it should stay away from the drilling area. It is the right message and goes to the appropriate recipient. The final destination of the ship will be the Indian Ocean where the Corvette will participate in Europe’s Atalanta naval sea exercise.