Drones and Greek-Turkish defence balances

There is a pressing need for rapid decisions geared towards smart defence. This cannot be limited to the future construction of Greek drones. It demands the immediate procurement of such weapons.

In mid-October, Defence Minister Nikos Dendias is scheduled to visit Washington for the signing of the revised US-Greece Mutual Defence Cooperation Agreement (MDCA).

Athens has pinned high hopes on the agreement, which has been described as an “expansion of the American imprint” on Greece and has been viewed as a guarantee of sorts in managing the threat from Turkey.

Meanwhile, it is undoubtedly positive that US Senator Robert Menendez, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, is greatly expediting the US-Greece defence agreement.

Unfortunately for Greece, however, as regards relations with Turkey, time is not on Athens’ side.

The Turkish economy may be gasping for breath and in need of a boost every so often.