Greece announces ‘robust’ arms purchase amid tension with Turkey

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Saturday announced a major overhaul of the country’s military and a “robust” arms purchase amid growing tensions with Turkey over hydrocarbon resources and naval influence in the Mediterranean Sea.

“The time has come to reinforce the armed forces … these initiatives constitute a robust program that will become a national shield,” Mitsotakis said in a keynote address in the northern city of Thessaloniki.

Mitsotakis said Greece would…

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