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NAVAL EXPANSION IN THE AEGEAN

Date: Issue 122 - May 2023 Update: May 28, 2024

The Aegean Sea has always been strategically significant due to its location and its historical importance and will remain a source of friction between Greece and Türkiye. 

In recent years, both nations invested in their naval forces with the Greek Navy procurement of Belharra, the navy has undergone a significant expansion with an increase in its naval spending and procurement of new warships. This expansion has been driven by the need to enhance national defense, assert its presence in the Aegean Sea, and maintain a balance of power in the region. This article will explore the implications of this expansion on the balance of power in the region and examine the latest warship procurements of both Greece and Türkiye.