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Nikos Panagiotopoulos

US, Greece Stress Strong Defense Ties, Warn Against Revisionism

The defense leaders of Greece and the US meeting in Washington D.C. on Monday reaffirmed the growing partnership between the two allies. "The defense relationship between the United States and Greece has never been stronger," Secretary of Defense Lloyd J....

Greece and Turkey Agree to Reduce Tension in the Aegean

Greece and Turkey agreed to reduce tension and keep communication channels open during a meeting between the countries' defense ministers on Thursday. Greek National Defense Minister Nikos Panagiotopoulos held a brief meeting with his Turkish counterpart Hulusi Akar on the...

Greece Warns Turkey: We Are Reaching the Limits of Our Patience

Greece warned Turkey that it is reaching the limits of restraint and patience following a period of intense Turkish provocations, including overflights and demands to demilitarize Greek islands. "We will do whatever it takes in order to defend and protect...

Turkey Accuses Greece Of Harboring Terrorists

Turkey summoned the Greek ambassador to Ankara to the foreign ministry to protest about Greece "turning a blind eye to terror groups".

Greece and France Ink Frigates Deal

Greece and France signed on Thursday the deal for the procurement by the Hellenic Navy of three Belharra frigates, with an option for a fourth. The signing ceremony was held onboard the "Battleship Georgios Averof", permanently docked as a museum...

Greece Vows to Counter Threat Posed by Turkey’s Drones

Greece announced on Friday that it is taking measures to defend against Turkey's drones (UAV) that have been spotted recently operating over Greek islands in the eastern Aegean. Minister of Defense Nikos Panagiotopoulos acknowledged the proliferation of UAV overflights by...

First Rafale Fighter Jet from France Delivered to Greece

Greece received the first of the 18 Dassault-made Rafale fighter jets following the 2.3 billion-euro deal with France in January 2021.

Greece to Increase Military Service to 12 Months

Greece announced on Sunday that its male citizens' mandatory military service will be increased “soon” from nine to twelve months. Defense Minister Nikos Panagiotopoulos said that the increased military service,, in combination with the recruitment of professional officers and the...

Greece Plans to Build New Naval Base at Souda, Crete

Greek Defense Minister Nikos Panagiotopoulos announced on Monday that the country is planning to build a second naval base at Souda, on the Greek island of Crete. As the minister explained, the new port aspires to accommodate the ships and...

Greece Tells NATO that Equal Distance Policy with Turkey is Not Acceptable

The policy of keeping equal distances between Greece and Turkey is not productive and is detrimental to our country, said Greek Defense Minister Nikos panagiotopoulos on Wednesday. “NATO’s policy of equal distances is detrimental to our country, but also to...