Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias said his country is not in conflict with Turkey.
Commenting on Star TV, broadcasting in Greece, about his and Prime Minister Kiryakos Mitsotakis’ visit to the USA at the beginning of the week, Dendias asked the question of Turkey’s perspective of purchasing F-16s from the USA, “Greece is not in conflict with Turkey. “But he says something easy. If Turkey has these weapon systems, there should be a clear guarantee that Turkey will not use these weapons against Greece. As far as Greece says, if (these systems) threaten us after an obvious time.” If it does, it cannot approve the delivery of weapons systems to Turkey or the updating of existing weapon systems.”
Dendias stated that Greece does not expect the USA to become an enemy of Turkey or to remove Turkey from NATO and said, “We expect a clear stance from the USA on International Law and the Law of the Sea.”
Dendias noted that Greece was in favor of the US’s stance towards preventing the event rather than intervening in the event of an event, and argued that the US understood Greece on this issue.