Greece, Turkey Relations Strained After Erdogan Threatens Missile Strike

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Relations between Greece and Turkey, with a history of divisive issues between the two countries, have been further strained after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan threatened to strike Athens with Turkey’s new short-range ballistic missiles called Tayfun. Erdogan said during a public town hall, “If you don’t stay calm, if you try to buy things from the United States and other places (to arm) the islands, a country like Turkey … has to do something.” Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias said, “It is unacceptable and universally condemnable for threats of a missile attack against Greece to be made by an allied country, a NATO member.”