Athens, Greece – As poverty deepened in bankrupt Greece, queues formed for a bag of food during the Covid-19 period. In Greece, the economic crisis continues to deepen. As miles of queues form for free food, Greece continues to devote billions to arming Turkey.

Miles of queues have formed for a plate of free food in Greece, which has devoted billions to arming Turkey. From the Thessaloniki media (Thes.gr), which criticized the resulting landscape, poverty in Thessaloniki. Queues formed during the coronavirus (Covid-19) period to eat a bag. The crisis is deepening and it has criticized the Greek administration.

In Thessaloniki, Greece, which has continued to arm itself against Turkey despite the economic crisis, citizens formed long lines for a plate of free food and waited for minutes. A restaurant owner in Thessaloniki’s Polyhni district has launched a free food campaign. Dozens of people who heard about the free food formed a queue for meters. The Thessaloniki media, which is viewing those moments, is destroying the Greek administration with poverty in Thessaloniki. Queues formed during the corona period to eat a bag. The economic crisis is deepening in bankrupt Greece.

Border Soldier’s 6-month Salary Not Paid

In Greece, it was stated that personnel serving in military units in the border area of Meriç (Evros) did not receive a salary for 6 months. Military Association of the Region of East Macedonia and Thrace, in a written statement, soldiers within the Scope of the Security Zone (ZAP) on the border with Evros (Meriç) reacted to the Greek administration with statements that they had not been paid for more than six (6) months.

Continuing to Arm Despite Crisis

On the other hand, Greece increased its armament share under the 2021 defense budget by 5 times compared to last year to 2.5 billion euros. A voting session in the Greek Parliament adopted the state budget for 2021, including the defense budget. The country’s defense budget was increased to 5.49 billion euros, while the share allocated for armament spending within the defense budget was increased to 2.5 billion euros.

Greek Parliament Approved Purchase of Rafale Fighters from France

Greek lawmakers approved the purchase of 18 Dassault-made Rafale jets from France for 2.5 billion euros ($3.04 billion), in a deal later signed by the Greek and French defense ministers.

Athens has agreed to acquire advanced fighter aircraft as it moves ahead with plans to beef up its military capacity during a dispute with neighboring Turkey over energy resources in the Mediterranean.

The agreement for six new and 12 used Rafale jets is expected to be signed by France and Greece in Athens this month and the first deliveries are expected during the first half of the year, the government has said.

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis’ conservative government has said it wants to invest in the armed forces, increasing personnel, acquiring new frigates, helicopters and drones, and upgrading its existing fleet of F-16 fighters.