Turkey War Games Set for Three Seas as Gas Finds Stir Tensions

Turkey’s navy will hold its biggest ever exercises as the country flexes its military might amid territorial tussles with Greece and Cyprus.

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has increasingly used Turkey’s armed forces, the second largest in NATO in terms of personnel, to back his foreign policy goals since placing the command under civilian rule following a failed coup in 2016. Turkey is disputing sovereignty over several islets in the Aegean Sea with Greece, and has started its own search for gas in the eastern Mediterranean, retaliating to big discoveries by Cyprus in recent years. Source: Bloomberg