March 24, 2023

Athens News

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US admits a possible attack by Turkey and a split in the unity of NATO

The Turkish-Greek conflict is quite capable of leading to a split in the North Atlantic Alliance in the event of hostilities between the two countries.

According to The New York Times, the reasons that the Turkish military “may suddenly appear one night” in Greece are the significant depreciation of the lira and very high inflation. So says Stephen Erlanger, NYT’s chief diplomatic correspondent in Europe.

He recalls that Recep Tayyip Erdogan is experiencing difficulties ahead of the upcoming presidential elections in the spring, so since the summer he has been “increasing threats against his NATO ally, using the language usually used by military hawks and ultra-nationalists.”

American journalist as quoted by him BB.LVallowed a split in NATO due to the escalating conflict:

“Rising tensions between Greece and Turkey, both NATO members, now threaten to add a complex new dimension to Europe’s efforts to maintain its unity against Russia and to combat the economic and energy crises.”

Turkey has become a rather difficult partner in NATO, as, writes

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