Yeni Şafak learned about Turkey’s appeal to NATO because of the threat of Greek S-300s

Yeni Şafak: Turkey will turn to NATO because of Greece's use of the S-300 against the F-16 S-300, although she assured that she uses them only in exercises (max-width: 320px) and (-webkit-min-device-pixel-ratio: 2), (max-width: 320px) and (min-resolution: 192dpi)” >

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Anti-aircraft missile system S-300

Ankara intends to appeal to NATO in connection with the fact that the Greek military aimed a missile system from the S-300 system at the F-16 aircraft of the Turkish Air Force, Yeni Şafak reports, citing a high-ranking source in the Turkish Ministry of Defense.

On August 28, CNN T & uuml; rk reported, citing sources in the Turkish Ministry of Defense, that the Greek side on the island of Crete used S-300 air defense systems to capture and escort Turkish F-16 reconnaissance aircraft.

< p>According to source Yeni Şafak, data on the incident will be discussed with Turkish colleagues in NATO and with the United States. “We are under pressure on the S-400, but Greece is actively using the S-300. When we pointed this out, we were told: “Not used, stored in hangars, used only in exercises.” But it turned out that this was not true,»,— indicated the interlocutor of the publication.

Relations between the countries have deteriorated sharply in the past few months due to a dispute over the status of the islands in the eastern Aegean, which passed to Greece following the Lausanne Treaty of 1923. The countries continued to argue about the delimitation of territorial waters and airspace, and Turkey made claims to Greece because of armaments on the islands. on which the Greek islands in the Aegean, as well as Crete, are depicted as Turkish. After that, Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias said that the country fears the consequences of the rise of nationalism in Turkish society. He stressed that there were no conditions yet for improving relations with Turkey.

Greece and Turkey have been members of NATO since February 1952. However, after the conflict between the countries in Cyprus in the mid-1970s, Greece decided to withdraw from the military bloc. Then the island was divided between the predominantly Greek and Turkish population. The country again became a member of the alliance only in 1980.

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