Turkey fires off new threats against Greece

[Umit Bektas/Reuters]

Ankara proceeded with a fresh escalation of tension with Athens on Wednesday, with more fighter jet overflights in the Aegean and new threats from Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who warned Greece to "behave."

Speaking to his AK Party's parliamentary group, Erdogan made his comment during a reference to Turkey's Tayfun (Typhoon) ballistic missile project.

Noting that Turkey did not make such weapons in the past, he stressed that "we are building them in such a way that Greece is panicking" and claimed that they are making headlines in Greek newspapers. The Tayfun, he said, has a range of 561 kilometers.

"I told my colleagues that this was not enough, we have to increase it to 1,000 kilometers. Of course, when this news was broadcast, what did the Greeks start saying? 'They're going to hit Athens'," he said, warning: "Behave yourself. We have no business...

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