Turkey’s ballistic missile test “scares” Athens, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said on Sunday, asserting that Ankara will not sit idly if Greece continues to arm the Aegean islands.
“Now we have started to build our missiles. Of course, this production frightens the Greek,” said Erdoğan. “When you say ‘Tayfun’ (Typhoon), the Greek is scared. They (Greece) say it will hit Athens. Of course, it will hit.”
‘Turkey will not be a bystander’
“If you try to buy something (to arm) from here and there, from America to the islands, a country like Turkey will not be a bystander. It has to do something,” Erdoğan said at an event in northern Samsun province.
In October, Turkey test-fired domestically produced short-range ballistic missile Tayfun (Typhoon) over the Black Sea.
The missile can hit a target at a distance of 561 kilometers (349 miles) in 456 seconds.
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