Greece and Turkey:

U.S. Assistance Programs and Other Activities

NSIAD-95-100: Published: Apr 17, 1995. Publicly Released: Apr 18, 1995.

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Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the amount of U.S. assistance provided to Greece and Turkey between 1992 and 1994, including the costs and amount of equipment transferred to these countries under the Conventional Forces in Europe Treaty.

GAO found that between fiscal years 1992 and 1994, the: (1) United States provided Greece and Turkey with about $2.6 billion in defense-related assistance through grants and loans under the Foreign Military Financing Act, equipment transfers under the Excess Defense Articles, grants under the International Military Education and Training program, and defense-related equipment worth about $940 million under the Conventional Forces in Europe Treaty; (2) U.S. government provided Turkey with about $325.9 million in economic aid; (3) Department of Defense (DOD) incurred over $1.34 billion in costs associated with the presence of military personnel in these countries; (4) United States spent about $6.4 million for Greece and Turkey to participate in the Fulbright and International Visitors programs which are not considered to be economic or related assistance because they benefit both the U.S. and foreign governments; (5) two countries obtained a variety of weapons systems from the United States under various DOD sales programs; and (6) two countries paid $9.6 billion in cash to lease military equipment from the U.S. government.

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