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Remembering Fallen Lieutenant Nikolaos Sialmas

The Chief of Hellenic National Defense General Staff honored the memory of a fallen lieutenant by flying a plane over his memorial on Friday. 

Turkish Fake News Presents Defense Minister Akar Flying Over Greece's Aegean Sea (video)

The Greek Defense Ministry refuted a Turkish report and video showing the neighboring country's Defense Minister Hulusi Akar allegedly flying over the Aegean Sea in a training jet. On Tuesday, the Turkish newspaper Hurriyet reported that Akar had flown over the...

Barrage of New Violations of Greek Airspace by Turkish Jets

The Hellenic National Defense General Staff (GEETHA) recorded 36 violations of Greek national air space over the northeast, central and southeast parts of the Aegean Sea on Wednesday. GEETHA said nine of the violations were carried out by three formations...

Turkish Jets Violate Greek Airspace Over Kastelorizo

Two Turkish F-16 jets flew over the island of Kastelorizo in the eastern Aegean on Thursday, minutes after the helicopter carrying Greek Defense Minister Panos Kammenos was departed the island for Athens. The fighters were seen flying at an altitude of only 4,000 feet...

Turkish Fighter Jets Violate Greek Airspace 56 Times in a Single Day

Turkish fighter jets violated Greek airspace over the Aegean 56 times on Tuesday, making such incidents an almost daily phenomenon. According to the Greek Ministry of National Defense, the air force recorded 56 violations of national airspace in the Northeast,...

Hellenic Air Force: Turkish Provocations on the Rise in 2017

The Hellenic Air Force released figures that show that 2017 was the year that Turkey did the most violations of Greek airspace. Compared to last year, the armed Turkish warplane formations that entered the  Athens FIR without warning tripled, while...

Turkey Continues to Violate Greek Territorial Waters, Airspace

A number of violations of Greek airspace and territorial waters by Turkish warplanes and battleships on Monday forced the Foreign Ministry to issue a complaint about International Law violation. Just two days after Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras' meeting with...

Turkey Launches First Ballistic Missile, Continues Provocations in Aegean

Turkey launched its first long-range ballistic missile at Sinope on Thursday, while provocations in Greek airspace continue unabated. Turkish National Defense Minister Fikri Isik spoke to A Haber television saying that, "Our 280-kilometer range Bora missile was launched from...

Turkey Issues Navtex Hours After Greece-U.S.-Israel Joint Exercise

Only hours after the completion of the trilateral naval exercise Noble Dina 2017 in the Eastern Mediterranean, with the participation of Greece, the U.S. and Israel on Thursday, Turkey issued a navtex saying that Turkish research vessels will conduct...

Turkish Research Vessel 'Cesme' in Greek Territorial Waters

Turkish research vessel Cesme was reportedly in Greek territorial waters on Thursday, according to NAVTEX 244/17 issued on Wednesday by Turkish authorities. According to the NAVTEX, Cesme will conduct research for an unknown period of time. Hellenic Coast Guard has...