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Greek Army To Be Deployed to Assist Firefighters Across Greece

Greece's Defense Minister announced on Thursday afternoon that the Greek Army will assist the firefighting efforts across the country.

Greece, USA Conduct Joint Military Exercises, Mull Further Cooperation

Greece and the United States of America (USA) have been conducting a joint military exercise since May 8 in Greece.

Turkey Planned to Invade 131 Greek Islands, Classified Documents Reveal

Turkey was planning on invading a total of 131 islands, islets and small rocks on the Aegean Sea, Nordic Monitor website reported.

Greece to Increase Military Service to 12 Months

Greece announced on Sunday that its male citizens' mandatory military service will be increased “soon” from nine to twelve months. Defense Minister Nikos Panagiotopoulos said that the increased military service,, in combination with the recruitment of professional officers and the...

Turkey Calls on Greece to Demilitarize Sixteen Aegean Islands

Turkey has reiterated its demands for the demilitarization of sixteen of Greece's Aegean islands, with the dispute just one aspect of a wider conflict concerning national sovereignty and rights within the region. In an interview with BBC News from Libya,...

Greek Army Publishes Video Showing Actions During Evros Border Crisis

The Hellenic (Greek) National Defense General Staff (GEETHA) published a video on Wednesday showing the timeline of the events that led up to the recent border crisis in Evros. The Evros crisis began in late February, when the Turkish leadership...

Greece Announces New Leaders of the Armed Forces

The Government Council for Foreign Affairs and Defense (KYSEA), Greece's supreme decision-making body on issues of foreign policy and national defense, held a meeting on Friday morning and named who would become the new leaders of the country's armed...

Cyprus To Hold Joint Military Exercises With Israel Until May 29

The Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Cyprus announced on Monday that it has begun joint military exercises with Israel. The exercises began on Monday, May 20 and will continue until May 29. The Ministry's announcement noted that all operations...

US Delivers Dozens of Military Helicopters to Greece

Seventy OH-58D Kiowa Warrior reconnaissance helicopters and one CH - 47 Chinook helicopter have arrived in Greece from the US, in the context of agreements which have been signed by the two countries. The helicopters were unloaded at the port...

Greek Army to Abolish Penalty for Draft Dodgers

The Greek government last week announced plans to abolish the 6,000-euro penalty for young Greeks who skipped out on their military service. Alternate Defense Minister Panagiotis Rigas said that the proposed legislation aims to lessen the impact of mandatory military...