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ANEL Leader Kammenos Determined For Coalition Government to Fulfill Four-Year Term

The defence Minister and leader of Independent Greeks (ANEL), which is part of the coalition government, has reiterated his stance that the SYRIZA government will fulfil its four-year term. "We will do everything possible to avoid a clash and to complete...

Turkish Minister Rebukes Greece's Kammenos

Turkey's European affairs minister has hit out at Greek Defense Minister Panos Kammenos for strong statements against Ankara's activities in the Aegean and elsewhere. Omer Celik was quoted as saying Kammenos' comments were "foolhardy" according to Kathimerini newspaper. He also...

Greek Soldiers' Jailing Like 'Midnight Express' Says Minister

Greek Defense Minister Panos Kammenos has reportedly described the ongoing detention of two Greek soldiers in Turkey as being reminiscent of 'Midnight Express'. The controversial 1978 prison drama about a U.S. drug smuggler jailed in Turkey is still notorious for...

Greece, Turkey Close to 'Fatal Accident'

Greece and Turkey are close to a "fatal accident" Athens' defense minister has warned. Panos Kammenos, in an interview with French newspaper Liberation on Saturday, said: "We are very close to a fatal accident. When our airspace is violated, we...

Defense Minister Calls for Release of Greek 'Hostages' in Turkey

Greece's defense minister has described the two junior army officers being held in Turkish custody as "hostages". Panos Kammenos, speaking during a visit to Bucharest on Friday, said: "I ask for the Romanian defence minister's support for the immediate release of...

Independent Greeks Rule Out Quitting Government

The president of Greece's junior governing party on Monday said it will stay in power with Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras' SYRIZA "to the end". Independent Greeks (ANEL) president, Panos Kammenos, gave a statement on Monday saying his party had made...

Government Junior Partner Kammenos Says He Will Block Changes to Religious Studies

Independent Greeks (ANEL) leader Panos Kammenos, a junior coalition partner with the Radical Left Coalition (SYRIZA) government, met with Archbishop Ieronymos on Wednesday. During their meeting, Kammenos said that any changes to the religious lesson on the syllabus will...

EgyptAir MS804 Crash: What We Know So Far [Video]

Egypt confirmed that "floating objects" found by Greek pilots off the Greek island of Karpathos, in the Aegean, were debris from wreckage EgyptAir flight MS804, however Greek officials cast doubt on the claim. There were reports that life jackets...

Defense Minister to Visit Hotspots in Lesvos, Chios, Leros on Tuesday

Defense Minister Panos Kammenos will visit Lesvos, Chios and Leros on Tuesday to inspect the registration and identification centers on the islands which are almost complete, the ministry said in a press release. Before his visit, he will hold a...