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Paris Says EEZs Not Part of Greece-France Defense Deal

The military agreement between Greece and France does not cover Exclusive Economic Zones (EEZs), according to a statement issued by the French Ministry of Defense on Friday. The deal, signed last month, provides for a mutual defense clause which includes...

Greece Ratifies Defense Pact with France After Tense Debate

The Greece-France strategic defense collaboration agreement was ratified in a parliamentary vote on Thursday evening. There were 191 votes in favor and 109 against the new pact. The ruling New Democracy, Movement for Change (KINAL) and Greek Solution parties approved 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,...

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...