Greece goes arms shopping as Turkey tension rises

ATHENS — Greece is getting out the credit card and going on a big military spending spree as it faces growing tensions with Turkey.

Despite the deep recession caused by the coronavirus crisis and a rising budget deficit, Athens has decided it’s time to act. Fighter jets, frigates, torpedoes and helicopters are all on Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis’ shopping list.

France, which has given Athens political and military backing in its confrontation with Ankara, will be a big beneficiary…

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