International, Politics

Joe Biden Has a Big Problem

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned Greece over its militarization of islands in the Aegean Sea during the country’s annual military drills this month. As one of Ankara’s largest series of war games, the EFES-2022 exercise incorporated approximately 10,000 Turkish troops and 37 nations. The combined military drill involved Turkey’s Navy, Air Force, and ground troops.

On the drills’ final day on June 9, Erdogan stoked tensions with Greece by using inflammatory rhetoric to “caution” its fellow NATO ally. Relations between Athens and Ankara have been rocky for decades as both nations dispute maritime boundaries, airspace, and territorial sovereignty. Although Turkey and Greece resumed talks last year after a five-year-long hiatus to reduce tensions, little progress has been made and the two NATO members remain at odds today. Read more…

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