As NATO Fiddles, Fears Mount of Greek-Turkey Conflict, Shooting War

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, in full military combat uniform, center, flanked by army generals, his ministers and Turkish singers as he addresses Turkish troops at Ogulpinar border gate with Syria, near Reyhanli, Hatay, Turkey, Sunday, April 1 2018. (Murat Cetinmuhurdar/Pool Photo via AP)

With formidable weapons on both sides, and bellicose talk to match it, there are fears that Greece and Turkey – both NATO members – could engage in an accidental conflict or a real fighting war as tensions have escalated in the Aegean, and along their border.

Turkish fighter jets have been violating Greek airspace for decades without a word from the defense alliance to which both belong, engaging in mock dogfights over sea where, underneath, Turkish warships have cruised past Greek …

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