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Turkey said a decision by the united States to remove the country from the F-35 fighter jet program, "will irreparably damage relations", according to a statement by its Foreign Ministry on Wednesday.
The unilateral move by the US "neither complies with the spirit of alliance nor is it based on legitimate grounds," the ministry was quoted as saying by Anadolu agency.
Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias said that he asked for a "clean line of communication" between Athens and Washington in the event that "issues" arise with Turkey, during his first meeting with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Washington on Wednesday. "The Americans noted this (request) and will answer us," he said.
We are entering a very thorny patch in Greek-Turkish relations. Turkey's activities within Cyprus' exclusive economic zone (EEZ), combined with the standoff with the United States over Ankara's acquisition of the Russian S-400 missile defense system are increasing the tension further in Greece's wider region.