PREMIUM: Greece Plays Procurement Catch-Up With Turkey
PREMIUM: Greece plays procurement catch-up with Turkey
Tensions with Turkey over maritime sovereignty and the exploitation of lucrative gas reserves in the Mediterranean are directly affecting procurement decisions in Athens
While Turkey continues an ambitious naval shipbuilding programme, the Hellenic Navy must put up with a fleet of ageing vessels as it confronts its regional rival.
Both navies have similar-sized fleets but ‘Turkey is clearly ahead of Greece in the modernisation game’, explained Emmanuel Karagiannis, an associate professor at King …