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Turkey Escalates Provocations Against Greece, Fueling Aegean Tensions

The previous decade has been marked by a barrage of Turkish provocations in the Aegean Sea, escalating steeply in late 2019, according to new data released recently by the Hellenic National Defense General Staff. The culmination of these practices was...

Six Turkish Fighter Jets Violate Greek Air Space

Just days after the provocative violation of the Athens FIR by Turkish F-16 fighter jets, in the cockpit of one of which was the the Commander of the Turkish Air Force General Akin Ozturk, six more Turkish aircraft illegally...

Greek General Kostarakos Head of EU Military Committee

The Chief of the Hellenic National Defense General Staff (HNDGS) since November 2011, General Mikhail Kostarakos, was officially named today as the next EU Military Committee (EUMC) chairman and he will assume his duties on November 6, 2015. During his three-year...

Greek General Kostarakos Elected President of EU Military Committee

The Chief, Hellenic National Defense General Staff (HNDGS), since November 2011, General Mikhail Kostarakos, was elected for a three-year term at the highest European Union military body (EUMC) on Thursday. Kostarakos was appointed to his new position by the...

Australia Honors 73rd Anniversary Since the Battle of Crete

Lieutenant General and official of the Hellenic National Defense General Staff, Georgios Petkos, will represent the Greek armed forces at the 73rd anniversary since the battle of Crete, which is set to take place next month in Australia. The celebration...

Greek Minister of National Defence 'Cuts' FYROM's Provocative National Anthem

  The Minister of National Defense of FYROM Talat Djaferi met with his Greek counterpart Dimitris Avramopoulos on Monday. It was the first time that a Skopjian Minister of National Defense visited the Hellenic National Defense General Staff. Greece’s Minister of National Defense welcomed...

Turkish Jets Invade Greek Airspace Again

During a three-month moratorium in the Aegean Sea, the Turkish Air Force avoided sending fighter jets into Greek air space as it does at will, but they returned on July 31 when enemy aircraft flew over Greek islands at...

Turkish Warship Passed Eight Greek Islands

The Turkish warship Atak circumnavigated eight Greek islands from 7 a.m. to 2:25 p.m. on May 26,  violating Greek territorial waters, which is a common occurrence and draws no retaliation, only monitoring. The Turkish warship, coming from the port of...

Turkish Fighter Jets Cross Greek Islands

Four Turkish fighter jets reportedly violated Greek air space with a low level flight at an altitude of 1000 feet over islets between the Aegean islands Chios and Samos. The quartet of Turkish jets remained in the Aegean airspace for...