Turkish defense minister urges Greece for disarmament of Aegean Island

Turkey will not allow “any fait accompli” in the region….

Citing the militarization efforts of Greece on its islands in the Aegean, Akar said, “Our Greek neighbors have an aggressive attitude to lay claim to them as well.”


Greeks say, “There is a threat,” Akar said, adding, “There is never any threat….”


Akar reacted to Greece’s purchase of Rafale fighter jets from France and said, “Athens is in the midst of an “arms race.”

“They buy planes, weapons, equipment. [But] it is not possible to change the balance of power with three or five used aircraft,” he said.

Emphasizing that Turkey continues to hold consultative talks with Greece as well as deconfliction talks through NATO, Akar said they had three meetings so far.