Trouble from Turkey prompts plans for extra defence spending after years of cuts

PoliticsGreek Politics Tags: EastMed, New Democracy, SYRIZA, Turkey
Photo by Panayotis Tzamaros/Fosphotos
Photo by Panayotis Tzamaros/Fosphotos

The growing tension between Greece and Turkey has sparked talk among government officials in Athens about boosting defence spending which, in turn, has fuelled positive and critical reaction from commentators.

There has been speculation for several weeks that the Greek government is preparing to increase spending on military personnel, equipment and technology in the wake of what Athens deems to be Turkish provocations in the Aegean.

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