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Turkey Ramps up Tension Across the Eastern Mediterranean

Ankara continues its aggressive behavior in the eastern Mediterranean, demanding a piece of the hydrocarbon pie inside Cyprus' Exclusive Economic Zone, while at the same time the defense ministers of Greece and Turkey discussed confidence-building measures. The meeting between Evangelos...

Greek, Turkish Defense Ministers Agree on Confidence-Building Measures

Greek National Defense Minister Evangelos Apostolakis announced on Wednesday that Greece and Turkey have agreed on a series of confidence-building measures (CBMs) to be implemented during 2019-2020 by the next Greek government. After meeting his Turkish counterpart Hulusi Akar at...

Greece Concerned About Turkey's "Destabilizing Role"

Greek Defense Minister Evangelos Apostolakis expressed concern over Turkey's destabilizing role in the eastern Mediterranean at a speech in Washington on Thursday. Addressing the the eighth annual "EU Defence Policy Forum 2019" at the United States Institute of Peace, the...

Pro-Greece Bill's Senator Menendez Meets Greek President, other Officials

Bob Menendez, a United States Senator for New Jersey, met with the President of the Republic Prokopios Pavlopoulos and other high ranking officials in Athens on Monday morning. Menendez is the senator who, together with Republican Marco Rubio, recently introduced  bipartisan...

Turkish Defense Minister Invites Apostolakis to Turkey

Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar has invited his new Greek counterpart Evangelos Apostolakis to visit Turkey, according to Turkey's semi-official news agency Anadolu. Akar emphasized the importance of “developing cooperation in the military field” and “good neighborly relations” in a...

Evangelos Apostolakis: The New Greek Defense Minister

Admiral Evangelos Apostolakis will become the new Greek defense minister following the resignation of Panos Kammenos on Sunday over the conditions in the Prespa agreement. Apostolakis, currently the chief of the Hellenic National Defense General Staff (HNDGS), will resign his...

Greek Admiral Vows to "Raze" Islet if Turkey Invades

"If Turkish forces land on a rocky islet in the Aegean, it will be razed," said Admiral Evangelos Apostolakis, chief of the Hellenic National Defense General Staff (GEETHA),  on Wednesday. "If the Turks land on a rocky islet we will...

Greek Jets Fly Top Brass over Aegean (video)

Two of Greece’s top generals flew over the Aegean this week in what was described as a training mission. The Chief of Staff of the Greek Armed Forces, Admiral Evangelos Apostolakis, and the Chief of Staff of the Air Force,...

Pentagon Seeks to Upgrade American Base on Crete

The chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, Joseph F. Dunford, expressed Washington’s desire to further upgrade the American base at Souda Bay on Crete. The joint Greek-U.S. base is a forward operating site for U.S. and allied operations...