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In this context, and in cooperation with members of the diaspora who have channels of communication with US policymakers and can exert some influence, Athens should try to include Greece in the Foreign Military Financing program that the US offers to some allies, usually less developed ones. President ...
The fall of the Greek military junta in 1974 heralded the end of a repressive cycle that began with the outbreak of the Civil War in 1946. From the end of that conflict in 1949 to the Generals' Coup in 1967, Greece was a democracy, but one rife with exclusion and serious limitations on civil liberties. The end of ...

A 'secret war' between Turkey and Greece just turned deadly after a long history of dogfights over the Aegean Sea ... The Greek military recorded 1,671 violations of its airspace by Turkish jets in 2016. To put ... Modern day Turkey came into existence after a war with Greece and other allied nations in the aftermath of WWI.
The Greek prime minister condemned the use of chemical weapons and said that the European Union needs to take decisive action towards a peaceful resolution, but stressed that Greece would not become involved in military operations in the war-torn country. Tsipras and Macron also discussed the ...
An honor guard formed outside the local church where his flag-draped coffin was carried inside by his comrades, followed by family and military colleagues. A spontaneous round of applause broke out as the coffin was carried across to the church's entrance where dozens of wreaths, many from Greece's ...
The state-run Anadolu news agency quoted unnamed military officials as disputing scattered reports that there had been a dogfight between jets from the ... Close encounters between Greek and Turkish aircraft are common in the Aegean, which is flanked by Greece to the west and Turkey to the east, and ...

The drone, an Anka unmanned aerial vehicle, was intercepted by F-16 fighter jets after twice entering Greek airspace at an altitude of around 6 km ... The Greek air force has intercepted a Turkish military drone that violated Greece's national airspace in the southeastern Aegean, Kathimerini has learned.
Turkey and Greece have become involved in an increasingly bitter war of words, with Ankara demanding the extradition of runaway suspects and Athens urging its neighbor to release two trespassing soldiers. Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras called on Turkey on April 3 to release two Greek soldiers ...
On Monday, seven Turkish aircraft, four of which were armed, violated the Athens FIR on four separate occasions, the Greek military said, adding that they were chased off by Greek fighter jets. Such violations are not uncommon but they have been growing in frequency in recent months amid a spike in ...
Maximos Mansion has issued a strongly-worded statement in response to comments made by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan about the two Greek soldiers held in Turkey and the eight Turkish army officers who sought asylum in Greece. The Turkish president accused Greece and the EU of ...
The assessment that the detainment of the two Greek junior army officers may last for 15 years was expressed by Defense Minister Panos Kammenos on ... the Turkish president's claim that Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras promised him to return the eight Turkish soldiers who sought asylum in Greece, saying ...
In remarks earlier on Sunday, Erdogan had linked the fate of the two Greek soldiers who are being held in Turkey with that of the eight Turkish servicemen who fled to Greece in 2016 after the coup attempt and which Ankara wants extradited. He also slammed Tsipras for allegedly going back on his promise ...
Armenian Defense Minister Vigen Sarkisian (left) and Greek counterpart Panos Kammenos meet in Yerevan on March 29. ... When asked about recent developments in Turkey, which like Greece is a member of the NATO military alliance and which aspires to join the European Union, Kammenos said: "Our ...
His brown eyes sunken and flat, Jahangir Baroch had spent another sleepless night in the metal container on the Greek island of Lesbos where he has lived for more than a year. “There was no electricity in the container last night,” Mr. Baroch, 26, said desperately, at a center for refugees, away from the ...
The combination of upcoming elections in Turkey, Erdogan's concerns about his popularity and an inexperienced Turkish military - many of its senior ... of two Greek soldiers who wandered across the border with Turkey mean ninety-two percent of Greeks now believe Turkey constitutes Greece's biggest ...
President Prokopis Pavlopoulos on Wednesday sought to send another firm message to Ankara amid increasingly hostile rhetoric from across the Aegean as a Greek military readiness exercise got under way in the southern Aegean. “Greece will strongly support its borders and those of Europe,” ...
Turkey and Greece have fallen out over rights to territory in the Aegean and gas exploration near Cyprus. Turkish security forces also arrested and jailed two Greek soldiers after they crossed Turkey's border this month, adding to political and military tensions. Greece also accuses Turkey of ramming one of ...

President Prokopis Pavlopoulos on Wednesday sought to send another firm message to Ankara amid increasingly hostile rhetoric from across the Aegean as a Greek military readiness exercise got under way in the southern Aegean. “Greece will strongly support its borders and those of Europe,” ...
A man holding a Greek flag attends a military parade in Athens on Sunday. A new study exposes ... Firstly, acceptance of the euro is stronger compared to last year, while the number of those who believe Greece will still be in the European Union in a decade's time has increased significantly. Based on this ...
The pair were arrested in early March for entering a military zone in the northern Turkish province of Edirne, which borders Greece. Anadolu earlier said they had been charged with "attempted military espionage" by prosecutors as well as entering a forbidden military zone. The pair testified they entered the ...
A Turkish court on March 27 ruled that two Greek soldiers charged with espionage and illegally entering the country would remain in jail, in defiance of European Union ... The pair were detained on March 2 for entering a military zone in the northwestern Turkish province of Edirne, which borders Greece.
The two Greek military officials held in Turkey for almost four weeks will remain in custody for the time being, according to the decision by a Turkish prosecutor on Tuesday, Skai TV reported. Their case was to be examined on Friday, March 30, but a prosecutor in the Turkish city of Edirne brought this ...
Video footage showing two Greek soldiers tormenting a dog before throwing it off a cliff has shocked the public and to the culprits being arrested. The incident occurred a few months ago at a military unit in Epirus, north-western Greece. The two soldiers, who have since completed their military service, have ...
Turkish ex-prosecutor arrested while trying to cross into Greece · Greek flag put on Aegean islets in 'honor' of dead airman · Kouvelis: Turkey made up story about taking down Greek flag · Less than half of all metro barriers have been activated · AHEPA condemns attack on Truman statue in Athens ...
Greece today stepped up its rhetoric against Turkish expansionist aims in the Aegean, with the defence minister saying any Turkish attempt to impinge on Greek national territory ... The minister, Panos Kammenos, made the statement after a military parade here in Athens to mark Greek Independence Day.
Turkey's state-run Anadolu Agency reported that “military sketches” were found on a USB carried by two Greek soldiers who crossed the border into ... 23, the Greek justice minister said Greece would not extradite eight Turkish soldiers who fled there after the failed 2016 coup attempt, though an offer to try ...
In a video shared on social media, a pro-YPG group is seen throwing Molotov cocktails at Greek police outside the Turkish Consulate in Thessaloniki, Greece. The crowd also shoots fireworks at the police. Later on Tuesday, a group of YPG supporters were stopped by Paris police before reaching the U.S. ...
As well as the dispute over the rocky outcrops known as Kardak in Turkey and Imia in Greece, the two countries are at odds over Greece's refusal to extradite eight Turkish military personnel who fled there after the collapse of the 2016 coup attempt in Turkey and Turkey's refusal to hand back two Greek ...
A video made public on Thursday shows the eight Turkish servicemen who are currently seeking asylum in Greece a few minutes before they boarded a military helicopter to flee from Turkey during an attempted coup in July 2016, according to Turkish authorities. The video shows the men walking through a ...
ATHENS, Greece (AP) - A Greek court on Wednesday rejected a Turkish extradition request for a young woman who was among nine suspected Turkish ... Stathea noted Turkey has been under a state of emergency since July 2016, after a failed military coup there, which has led to the imprisonment of ...
“The 2nd International Day of Greek Language and Culture” on March 4th, Sunday afternoon, at the Greek Orthodox Archdiocesan Cathedral of the Holy Trinity cultural center on 319 East ... In a time when persons are selling off their country of Greece, one person is standing in their way: Dimitris Filippidis.
The skies of Greece are full of cutting-edge warplanes this week as the air forces of six nations come together for a huge military exercise. The air forces of Greece, the U.S., the U.K., Italy, the United Arab Emirates and Cyprus are conducting the annual joint Iniochos exercise, which is the largest such ...
Amid a sharp escalation of rhetoric by Greek and Turkish officials in recent days, Kouvelis added that Greece “rejects any tensions provoked by the neighboring country and will not participate in intensifying those tensions.” Greece is closely monitoring the Iniochos military exercise, involving the air forces of ...
As tensions between Greece and Turkey continue, Greece is preparing for four naval exercises in the Aegean including one off the Turkish resort town on Turkey's Aegean coast Kuşadası, opposition newspaper Cumhuriyet said . All four exercises will cover areas that include stretches of the Turkish ...
Protesters have taken to the streets of northern Greece demanding the release of two Greek soldiers detained by Turkey, amid rising tensions between the ... Sgt Dimitris Kouklatzis, 27, and Lt Angelos Mitretodis, 25, were seized 11 days ago after allegedly being found in a “forbidden military zone” deep in ...
The Turkish military operation in Syria, and the parlance adopted vis-a-vis Greece, serve as a self-fulfilling Greek prophecy in this respect. A prominent architect based in Greece told me that she is very much tormented by the feeling that Erdogan's Turkey may attack Greece in the future because “he feels ...
According to Greek media, the two had been following a group of migrants who were stranded on a small island in the Evros River, where they had been abandoned by people smugglers. However, this could not be officially confirmed. NDR said the pair had been working on a report for the current affairs ...
There are about 800 castles scattered all over Greece, bringing to mind impressive tales of their epic past. Some have ... The most important monument left by the Ioannite Knights was built on top of a previous Byzantine citadel which was already both military headquarters and a fortress. The castle was ...
Since the start of the year, Greece's military has recorded dozens of airspace violations by Turkish aircraft. Added to this has been an escalating war of words over the Imia islets as well as a collision between Turkish and Greek patrol boats that sparked phone calls between the countries' prime ministers.
Turkey is escalating its provocative moves against Greece by announcing a huge military exercise with real fire in central Aegean during March and April. According to new Navigational Telex (NAVTEX) issued by Ankara, Turkey binds the area between the islands of Skyros, Psara and Evia for a military ...
Political and military tensions between Greece and Turkey have increased in recent months after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called for the re-negotiation of the two countries' borders and a Turkish patrol boat hit a Greek coastguard vessel in the Aegean. Turkey is also holding two Greek soldiers on ...
EU defense ministers met in Brussels on Tuesday to discuss shortfalls in the bloc's training missions in Africa, plans for new joint military projects and ... Greece said the two soldiers - a lieutenant and a sergeant - accidentally strayed into Turkey during a patrol of the Greek-Turkish border due to bad weather ...
There are fears the soldiers were detained in a tit-for-tat move by Turkish authorities eager to secure the extradition of eight Turkish military personnel who fled to Greece after an attempted coup against Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's government in July 2016. None of the eight have been returned to Turkey as ...
... Eisenkot has visited Greece for an official meeting with the chief of the Hellenic National Defense General Staff (GEETHA), Admiral Evangelos Apostolakis. During his visit, Eisenkot was also set to discuss shared security challenges and further military cooperation with Greek security and military officials, ...
Ankara's bellicose rhetoric and a spate of recent incidents in the Aegean have led to fears of war igniting between Turkey and Greece, journalist wrote ... Its military is heavily committed in Syria, having launched an invasion of the Syrian region of Afrin last month, and is still recovering from purges within its ...
Greece's military is setting up a DNA database to help identify the remains of Greek WWII soldiers who died and were buried in Albania. The Hellenic National Defence General Staff announced on Wednesday the establishment of the database with samples from living relatives to help the authorities ...
Soldiers fired tracer rounds towards the helicopter as it approached the island of Ro late on Monday night. After the shots – described as warning shots - had been fired, the chopper left the area. The Greek government accused Turkey of a provocative act after the aircraft approached with its navigation ...
Turkish media has reported that authorities found military "field sketches" in a USB drive in the possession of two Greek soldiers detained on March 2. Lt. Aggelos ... Greece was accused of provocation by Turkey when its ships violated Turkey's "territorial waters" in the Aegean Sea. Ankara has also been ...
“Greece will strongly support its borders and those of Europe,” Pavlopoulos said during a visit to the Salamina naval base, repeating that “there are no gray zones” in the Aegean. Defending “international legitimacy... is not simply our right, it is also our duty to the international community,” said Greek ...
Greece said the two border patrol soldiers had accidentally strayed into Turkey late Thursday because of bad weather. ... Turkey on Friday arrested two Greek soldiers for allegedly entering a Turkish military zone and on suspicion of attempted espionage, the country's state-run news agency reported.


 

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