Turkey, Capital- Ankara
- Active and reserve personnel- 425000 and 200000
- Defense budget- $25,200,000,000
- Total aircraft and fighter aircraft- 1065 and 205
- Tanks and armored vehicles- 2229 and 112476
- Naval fleet strength- 154
- Oil production- 70,500bbl
- Square land area- 783,562km
- Shared border- 2,816km
Greece, Capital- Athens
- Active and reserve personnel- 130000 and 220500
- Defense budget- $6,600,000,000
- Total aircraft and fighter aircraft- 635 and 193
- Tanks and armored vehicles- 1365 and 58222
- Naval fleet strength- 120
- Oil production- 5000 bbl
- Square land area- 131, 957
- Shared border- 1110 km
Greece V/S Turkey- Head to head
- With 425,000 troops, Turkey has a much larger force. In point of fact, after the United States, Turkey maintains the second-largest standing force in NATO.
- Turkey spends the most on its military, ranking twenty-fourth globally, according to the GFP index.
- Turkey has an airpower advantage in terms of quantity. There are approximately 1,065 Turkish aircraft to Greece’s 635.
- The numerical difference in naval power between Greece and Turkey is relatively insignificant. Turkey has 156 naval vessels, while Greece has 120.
- On land, Turkey has a larger quantitative advantage over Greece. Some of the largest tank forces in Europe can be found on both sides.
“Whatever little cracks can appear in European unity, Putin can make them even larger and in fact split the rock. So, it not only undercuts European unity but also can spill over into NATO councils if one or the other country uses NATO as a weapon to hurt the other,” Jim Townsend, former U.S. deputy assistant secretary of defense on European and NATO policy said.
A war between Turkey and Greece can be a catastrophe for Europe where the whole of Europe will be plunged into crisis. Both being NATO members and holding grudges in the past essentially means total destruction. Turkey mostly enjoys an upper hand over Greece in numerous areas but the results of the war can only be determined by the strategies used. Major conflict can happen in the sea between the nations and can be a detrimental factor for the war.
Turkey is most likely to win considering the major difference of arms that goes in its favor.