Greece Calls on Germany to Halt Attack Submarine Sale to Hostile Turkey

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The Greek government has called on Germany to halt the sale of attack submarines to Turkey, arguing that the sale could upset the naval balance of power in the region as tensions with the Islamist-led country remain high.

Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias spoke out about the issue following a meeting in Athens with Germany’s Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock on Friday, stating that the sale of the submarines could upset the balance of power.

These submarines risk shifting the balance of power in the eastern Mediterranean in favor of a country which, despite being a member of NATO, has issued a threat of war against Greece,” Dendias said, newspaper Ekathimerini reports.

German minister Baerbock, however, simply encouraged Turkey and Greece to resolve their differences, saying: “Fighting within the alliance – that is exactly what the Russian president wants.”

The request is not the first time Greece has complained to Germany, ostensibly a European Union ally, over the sale of the submarines. Last year, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis spoke out about the sale which was greenlit by former German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

“Germany plans to export attack submarines to Turkey. This is an issue which concerns us,” Mitsotakis said.

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Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias spoke out about the issue following a meeting in Athens with Germany’s Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock on Friday, stating that the sale of the submarines could upset the balance of power.

I don't think Greeks have seen anything yet. They will learn that their "begging"(This is How Turkish MFA describe) to Germany will not yield any results, as domestic submarine solutions along with U214TN that will emerge in the coming years become operational. All submarines will have capability of launching Akta HWT, Sub-Atmaca, Sub-Gezgin and even Hisar-Derin SAM missiles and torpedos.

As they face the facts, they will realize how humiliating their "begging diplomacy" will be. I remember they fell at the feet of dictator Haftar who committed war crimes in Libya in order to consolidate obsessive Turkish hostility policy. Greek foreign policy confused about what to do in this delirium and they are advancing on a "failed state" route against Turkiye in all direction.

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