Greece’s request for American-made F-35 fighter jets gets strong reaction from Turkish media

F-35 Turkish media

The official request of Greece to the USA for the acquisition of the fifth generation Stealth F-35 fighter jets is a key issue in Turkish media. The titles of publications in the printed and electronic press attest to this fact.

  •  Sözcü: “Greece sent a letter to the USA for the F-35”.
  • “Letter from Greece to the USA about the F-35. They will buy 20+20 F-35,” writes Hürriyet.
  • “Greece has sent an official request for the purchase of F-35 fighter jets to the US authorities,” comments Aydınlık.
  • A Haber reports: “Greece moves for F-35s. Greece is trying to block Turkey for the F-16s, but it has started the actions for the purchase of 40 F-35s”.
  • “Greece buys F-35. Submitted an official request,” reports TRHaber.
  • “Greece submitted an official request for the purchase of F-35 fighter jets and forwarded it to the US authorities,” notes Enson Haber.
  • “New move for F-35 from Greece,” writes Yeni Akit.
  • Sözcü: “Greece sent a letter to the USA for the F-35”.

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Speaking on a CNN Türk show about the results of the Biden-Erdoğan meeting in Madrid, military analyst Mete Yarar described the differences between the F-16s and the F-35s, stressing that: “Greece is trying to change the balance between the two countries, with superiority in the air”.

As he pointed out, the balance is overturned with Greece’s acquisition of the Rafale fighters, the European Metero and Scalp long-range missiles.

“We are talking about air-to-air and air-to-ground weapon systems and now they are doing it with the purchase of the F-35,” he said.

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