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Will Erdogan address Greece's military upgrades during visit?

A US sale of F-16 fighter upgrade kits to Greece's outdated fleet could increase tensions with Turkey, or it could be offset by the Turkish president's historic visit to Athens this week.
US President Donald Trump shakes hands with with Greece's Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras following a press conference in the Rose Garden of the White House on October 17, 2017 in Washington, DC. / AFP PHOTO / MANDEL NGAN        (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

It's unclear what effect Greece's pending F-16 upgrades might have on the country's ties with Turkey, but the often-antagonistic nature of their relationship is unlikely to change much.

The United States and Greece recently agreed to an upgrade of Greece’s F-16s at an estimated cost of $2.4 billion, although the final price hasn't been determined. The sale includes more than 120 upgrade kits from Lockheed Martin to retrofit Greece’s fourth-generation fighter jets.

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