Greece to buy French jets and frigates as tensions rise in Med


In contrast to other EU and Nato allies, France has strongly backed Greece in its burgeoning showdown with Turkey over hydrocarbon resources and naval influence in the waters off their coasts.

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Greek prime minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis announced a “robust” arms purchase programme and an overhaul of the country’s military amid rising tension with Turkey in the eastern Mediterranean, reports the South China Morning Post.