The mirage 2000 outperformed the turkish f16 in a wvr fight/dogfight. Delta wings will give them the edge in instantaneous turn. Not sustained. BVR its a lot different.I think at 1.1+ M Euros, it's a bargain and makes perfect sense. A Mirage 200-5 standard jet is head-on as capable (if not more) compared to a -16 block 52. Take a look at Greece vs. Turkey and how Greek Mirages constantly give Turkish -16's (block 40) a run for their money.
In fact, what's never made sense to me is that why Pakistan continues to buy Mirage3, V's, etc, when for a bit higher price, they could've acquired Mirage 2000's that a much more capable jet.
The PAF was considering the mirage 2000 but decided not to procure it. Reason behind that was india was buying it as well