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Remains of Seven Greek Soldiers Killed in Cyprus Return Home

The remains of seven Greek soldiers who lost their lives during the 1974 Turkish invasion of Cyprus were transferred to Greece on Thursday. The handover ceremony took place in the presence of the Greek Deputy Minister of Defence Nikolaos Hardalias....

Remains of 32 Greek Soldiers Who Fell in Albania Finally Buried

The burial ceremony of 32 Greek soldiers who fell in Albania during the Greek-Italian war of 1940-41 was held earlier in the week at Aghios Nikolaos Church at the military cemetery of Klisoura. The ceremony was held as part of...

Greek President Calls Evzones “Custodians of our Historical Memory”

"The Evzones of the Presidential Guard are the custodians of our historical memory," said President of the Hellenic Republic Katerina Sakellaropoulou on Sunday. Sakellaropoulou spoke during the ceremony celebrating the Patron Saint of the Presidenctial Guard, the modern-day martyr Agios...

Remains of 193 Greek Soldiers Killed in 1940-41 Buried at Albanian Cemetery

The remains of 193 Greek soldiers who died in Albania during the Greek-Italian war in 1940-41 were given a Greek Orthodox burial on Tuesday at the military cemetery of Kelcyre (known as Kleisoura in Greek). Metropolitan Demetrios of Gjirokaster conducted...

Remains of 573 Greek Soldiers Fallen in WWII Get Proper Burial

The remains of 573 Greek soldiers that fell in the mountains of Albania during the 1940-1941 Greco-Italian war, at the start of WWII, will finally be laid to rest on Friday. A funeral ceremony to be held at a new...

Greek Soldiers Held in Turkey Fly Home (video)

A government jet has flown two Greek soldiers -- Second Lieutenant Angelos Mitretodis and Sergeant Dimitris Kouklatzis -- home from Turkey after they were released following 167 days in a Turkish prison. Dressed in uniform, the two men were greeted with...

Greece Scales Back Military Cooperation with Turkey over Soldiers' Imprisonment

Greece's military has reportedly suspended military cooperation with Turkey over the two Greek soldiers still in confinement in Edirne. In a report carried by Greek newspaper Kathimerini on Monday, it was claimed that a number of "confidence-building measures" with Turkey...

Turkey Rejects 'Unfounded' Claims over Arrested Greek Soldiers

Turkey's foreign ministry has rejected claims by Greece's defense minister that the two Greek soldiers currently in jail in Edirne were taken on the orders of Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Second Lieutenant Angelos Mitroudis and Sergeant Dimitris Kouklatzis have...

Turkish Ally Qatar Offers to Mediate for Greek Soldiers' Freedom

A day after Greek Defense Minister Panos Kammenos said he believed the two Greek soldiers being held in Turkey were taken on the orders of Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Qatar has offered to mediate for their release. Qatar is a close...

Minister Says Greek Soldiers Were Held at Erdogan's Behest

Greece's defense minister has claimed the detention of two soldiers in Turkey in a border incident earlier this year was carried out on the direct orders of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Panos Kammenos told Greek radio on Wednesday the two...