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Germany Rejects Greek Appeal to Freeze Submarine Sale to Turkey, Again

Germany rejected -yet again- recently a Greek request to freeze a submarine sale to Turkey. Many Greek officials, including Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias and Defense Minister Nikos Panagiotopoulos have repeatedly talked about the need for the freeze of this major...

Greece Celebrates 152 Years Since Presidential Guard Was Established

The long and honorable history of the Greek Presidential Guard (or Proedrikí Frourá in Greek) started on a day much like this, 152 years ago, in the newly established modern Greek state. This distinguished, battalion-sized military unit, dubbed Agema at...

Joint Greek-US Military Exercise Held South of Crete

A joint Greek-US aeronautical exercise was held on Monday in the sea area south of Crete. According to a Hellenic National Defence General Staff's announcement, the exercise, which is part of the ongoing military cooperation between Greece and the United...

Erdogan Criticizes Greece After Turkish Vessel Crosses Continental Shelf

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, spoke out against Greece on Saturday, August 15, regarding the country's interest in the Eastern Mediterranean, the Aegean as well as Libya. In an official statement, Erdogan emphasized how Turkey would not back down to...

Greece Begins Joint Maneuvers with France South of Crete

Amid tensions with Turkey, Greek defense forces began a joint military exercise with French forces in the eastern Mediterranean on Thursday. Today's exercise south of the Greek island of Crete was the first manifestation of French President Emmanuel Macron’s commitment...

Turkish Jets Commit 50 New Violations of Greek Airspace

Greek military authorities recently announced that Turkish jets had committed a total of 50 new violations in the country's national airspace just on one day, Thursday, July 2. The violations were reported to have occurred within the northeastern, central and...

Ankara Accuses Greece of Violating Lausanne Treaty in Aegean Islands

Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar accused Greece on Thursday of violating the Treaty of Lausanne by keeping troops on the islands of the Eastern Aegean Sea. Speaking with the opposition Sozcu newspaper, Akar said that ''We do not threaten Greece but...

Greek Army Publishes Video Showing Actions During Evros Border Crisis

The Hellenic (Greek) National Defense General Staff (GEETHA) published a video on Wednesday showing the timeline of the events that led up to the recent border crisis in Evros. The Evros crisis began in late February, when the Turkish leadership...

Barrage of Turkish F-16 Overflights Recorded in Eastern Aegean

The Hellenic (Greek) National Defense General Staff, or GEETHA, announced on Friday afternoon that a series of overflights conducted by Turkish F-16 fighter jets above Greek islands were recorded on Friday. More specifically, in a total period of just twenty-one minutes,...