Four Lessons from the Imia Crisis that Led Greece and Turkey to the Brink of War
The crisis over the sovereignty of Imia, a pair of small uninhabited islets in the Aegean Sea, in January 1996 led Greece and Turkey to the brink of war. The quickly-spiraling crisis saw the deployment of both countries’ special forces,...
1996: When Greece Faced War in the Aegean
The two Aegean islets of Imia are tiny, uninhabited and harbor no oil or gas, so how did they bring two NATO allies – Greece and Turkey -- to the brink of war 22 years ago this month? Unlikely as...