Turkey is striving for maritime dominance in the eastern Mediterranean, and relations with neighboring Greece are currently particularly tense. President Erdogan is now pouring oil on the fire.
Turkey is challenging Greek sovereignty over numerous inhabited and uninhabited Greek islands in the eastern Mediterranean and is demanding the withdrawal of all Greek troops from those islands. The situation between the two NATO partners in the Aegean is currently extremely tense, and concerns of a military confrontation have recently increased in Athens. Erdogan had repeatedly threatened Greece in the past few weeks with the sentence: "We could suddenly come one night."
According to the state broadcaster TRT, the range of the "Tayfun" ballistic missile developed by the arms manufacturer Roketsan is estimated at at least 300 kilometers. The rocket was successfully tested on the Black Sea in October.