Prodromos Emfiecioglou, Chairman of the Board of the Greek Fleet Fund Association, which was established in Greece in October, asked the public for support for the purchase of new warships for the country’s navy. “Erdogan, Turkey has developed a strong navy,” said Emfiecioglo of “Our ships senescent case therefore we must urgently strengthen our fleet,” gave expression to the place.
INVITE ALL PEOPLE FOR HELP
In Greece, which increased tension in the Eastern Mediterranean, the government engaged non-governmental organizations to persuade the people who opposed excessive armament despite the economic crisis. invited all the people to help the country to purchase new warships for its navy.
The Greek fleet Fund President of the Association Board of Directors in the call issued by Emfiecioglo signature, “the other ships outside our new submarine aged condition. We strengthen our urgent navy and modern frigates we need to adopt. Comes directly under threat from Turkey. Island, our sea, our MEB and our Cyprus it is under threat. Erdogan’s Turkey has developed a strong navy. Eastern Mediterranean and has built a new and modern ships to dominate the stages Aegean Sea. they stronger. Therefore Averof II – Greek fleet Fund have established the Association Therefore, we invite you to become a member or to follow us as friends and contribute to this sacred purpose.
MİÇOTAKİS LEFT THE CRISIS, CONTINUE TO ARMED
On the other hand, the government of Greek Prime Minister Kiryakos Miçotakis increased the share of armament within the scope of the 2021 defense budget, 5 times compared to last year, to 2.5 billion euros. At the voting session held in the Greek Parliament, the state budget for 2021, including the defense budget, was adopted. The defense budget of the country was raised to 5.49 billion euros, while the share allocated for armament expenditures within the defense budget was increased to 2.5 billion euros.
Within the scope of this program, the purchase of 4 new frigates, modernization of 4 frigates, 4 naval helicopters, ground-to-air missiles, the purchase of UAVs, the purchase of 18 Rafale from France and the modernization of the F-16 fighter jet fleet by 2027 are planned. The Greek government also has a request to purchase the F-35.
Athens made an official application by sending a letter of intent to the US in November to purchase 24 F-35 fighter jets. In addition, 15 thousand full-time professional soldiers are expected to be recruited in five years.
Greek Minister of Turkey to the United States complained