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The Astonishing Story of the First Female Greek Immigrant to Australia

Ekaterini Plessou-Crummer, the first female Greek immigrant to Australia in the mid-1800s, has an incredible personal story that is filled with encounters with historical figures of the Greek War of Independence. Plessou was born in a small village in Thesprotia...

Greece Says Defense Deal With the US Shields from Turkey’s Aggression

Diplomatic sources in Athens said that the upgraded Mutual Defense & Cooperation Agreement (MDCA) with the US, signed in Washington on Thursday, shields Greece from Turkey's aggression. At a ceremony at the Department of State, US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken described...

US, Greece Strengthen Ties by Renewing Mutual Defense Agreement

The US and Greece strengthened their bilateral ties on Thursday by opening a new round of strategic dialogue and signing the renewal of the Mutual Defense Cooperation Agreement (MDCA). At a ceremony at the Department of State, US Secretary of...

US, Greek Jets In Joint Military Exercise Over Greece, Black Sea

US and Greek fighter jets, the F-15Es and F-16s respectively, are conducting this week a joint military exercise over Greece and the Black Sea. The exercise dubbed "Operation Castle Forge" includes a series of integrated training sorties from the Larissa...

October 13 Marks The Death of Macedonia’s Heroic Officer, Pavlos Melas

October 13 is the day that marks the death of one of the most important defenders of Macedonia's struggle for freedom -- the Hellenic Army officer Pavlos Melas. Melas, born in 1870 in the French city of Marseille, was the...

Greece-Turkey Arms Race: Ankara Now Wants to Buy 40 F-16 Jets

Fears of an arms race between Greece and Turkey intensified on Friday after a Reuters report saying that Turkey has asked to buy 40 F-16 fighter jets from the US to upgrade its Air Force. The move coincides with...

Greece Unveils Prototype of New Vertical Take-Off, Landing Drone

A prototype of Greece's first vertical take-off and landing drone, called "Archytas," was unveiled by the nation's authorities during a military exercise in the eastern Aegean in late September. The unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), called "Archytas," was presented to deputy...

US Marines Have Been Secretly Deployed to Taiwan for the Past Year

The Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday that roughly 24 United States troops have been stationed on Taiwan this past year. Their presence was announced by officials on Thursday after renewed tensions between the nations came to the fore...

The Valiant Greek Jew Who Fought in Crimea, Asia Minor and Two World Wars

Mordechai Frizis (Μαρδοχαίος Φριζής), who fought in the Crimea and in the doomed Asia Minor campaign as well as the two World Wars, was the first senior officer in the Greek Army to fall on the battlefield during the...

Security Analyst: Greece, Cyprus Should Offer Naval Bases to France

The Greece-France security agreement signed last week should lead to the establishment of French naval bases in Greece and Cyprus, a security analyst says. Dr. Ioannis Mazis believes that extending military collaboration with France will make Greece safer. Dr. Mazis,...

Greece/Turkey Arms Race: French Frigates vs. German Submarines?

It may sounds like a Balkan remake of "Dr. Strangelove," but there is an extreme war scenario where the arms race leads Greece's forces to use French frigates to fight Turkey, using German submarines. The respective naval deals of Greece with France...

“Weapons Too Expensive”: Defense Analyst on Greece-France Deal

Last week's defense agreement between Athens and Paris is the biggest defense deal Greece has had in this century. In an exclusive interview with Greek Reporter, diplomatic - defense and Geo-strategic analyst Athanasios Drougos is offering his assessment of...

Turkey Slams Greece for Plotting “Anti-Turkish Alliance” After French Deal

Turkey responded to the defense agreement by Greece and France earlier in the week saying on Friday that “anti-Turkey military alliances harm the NATO alliance.” The Turkish Foreign Ministry issued a statement claiming that Greece’s "maximalist" claims regarding maritime zones...

Erdogan Declares He Will Collaborate With Russia in Armaments, Space

Turkish President Erdogan will collaborate with Russia regarding space exploration, submarines and warships, he declared on Friday, adding that his country still intends to purchase a second installment of the same Russian defense system that it first bought in...