Turkey Accuses Greece of Seeking Military Superiority
Turkey accused Greece on Friday of seeking to achieve military superiority in the eastern Mediterranean, describing Athens’ ambition as "futile." “This is not an arms race but showing off weapons. They are striving for superiority against Turkey through armament by...
Greece-Turkey Arms Race: Ankara Now Wants to Buy 40 F-16 Jets
Fears of an arms race between Greece and Turkey intensified on Friday after a Reuters report saying that Turkey has asked to buy 40 F-16 fighter jets from the US to upgrade its Air Force. The move coincides with...
Greece/Turkey Arms Race: French Frigates vs. German Submarines?
It may sounds like a Balkan remake of "Dr. Strangelove," but there is an extreme war scenario where the arms race leads Greece's forces to use French frigates to fight Turkey, using German submarines. The respective naval deals of Greece with France...
Turkey Slams Greece for Plotting “Anti-Turkish Alliance” After French Deal
Turkey responded to the defense agreement by Greece and France earlier in the week saying on Friday that “anti-Turkey military alliances harm the NATO alliance.” The Turkish Foreign Ministry issued a statement claiming that Greece’s "maximalist" claims regarding maritime zones...
Greece Says it Has No Intention of Starting Arms Race with Turkey
Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said on Thursday that Greece has no intention of engaging in an arms race with Turkey, following the agreement with France to buy at least three frigates. “I do not intend to enter into an...
Greece-Turkey Dispute Has Helped Big Powers Sell Arms — for Decades!
Greece and Turkey are among the best arms buyers in the world and their historic rivalry has helped enrich the defense industries in the West