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Turkish Defense Minister Akar Accuses Greece of Multiple Violations Against Turkey

The Defense Minister of Turkey Hulusi Akar accused Greece of several violations against Turkey, according to a report from Greece's Kathimerini Daily on Saturday. Akar not only accused Athens of violating Turkey's airspace, but he also claimed that Greece violates...

Greece Calls Extraordinary Council for Foreign Affairs and Defense Amid Border Tensions

The Greek government announced on Sunday that it will call an extraordinary Government Council for Foreign Affairs and Defense in Athens, amid rising tensions on the country's border with Turkey. The meeting, which will be held at 18:00 local time...

Greek DefMin: No Demilitarization of Islands Under Threat

No island that is under threat will be demilitarized, stated Greece's National Defense Minister Nikos Panagiotopoulos on Saturday, in reply to a statement by his Turkish counterpart. Turkey's Defense Minister Hulusi Akar on Wednesday stated that Greece has illegally militarized...

Defense Minister Panagiotopoulos on Turkish Moves: ''We're Not Afraid''

Newly-named Greek Minister of Defense Nikos Panagiotopoulos gave a press conference on Thursday in which he commented on the actions that Turkey has taken recently in the broader region. ''Greece is closely monitoring Turkey's illegal actions and the country is highlighting...

Greek Defense Minister Apostolakis Concerned About Turkey's Increasing Provocations

Greek Defense Minister Evangelos Apostolakis expressed his concern about Turkey's increasing provocations in the Aegean Sea during a news conference in New York on Wednesday night. Apostolakis said that an accident is possible due to Turkey's behavior in the Aegean...

Greek Defense Minister Slams Turkey for Implying Cyprus and Aegean are Turkish

The Greek Minister of Defense Evangelos Apostolakis issued a stern statement aimed at the Turkish Minister of Defense Hulusi Akar on Friday afternoon. The Minister's statement came several hours after the provocative accusations of the Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar, who...

Greece's Defense Minister Apostolakis Warns ''Serious Accident'' With Turkey Could Occur

Greek Defense Minister Evangelos Apostolakis warned on Monday that there is a chance of a serious accident occurring with Turkey in the Aegean Sea. His remarks were made while speaking to an Athens meeting of the sub-committees of NATO's Parliamentary...

Tsipras Meets New Defense Minister Apostolakis

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras met with his new Defense Minister, Admiral Evangelos Apostolakis, at Maximos Mansion on Monday at noontime. ''The decision to appoint Admiral Evangelos Apostolakis as defense minister was a message to all sides, both within Greece...

Cyprus Will Fully Implement Energy Plans: Defense Minister

In an interview with the state-run Cyprus News Agency, the country's Defense Minister Savvas Angelides expressed his view that, following the correct steps without provoking disputes, the country's energy plans will be fully realized. At the same time, he called...

Kammenos and U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis to Meet This Week in Washington DC

This coming Thursday or Friday Greece's Defense Minister, Panos Kammenos, will hold a meeting with his U.S. counterpart, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis in Washington, DC. The meeting not only coincides with the national Greek holiday of March 25, but also...