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Purchase of 35 UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters is “one way street”, says Greece’s Army

The purchase of 35 American UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters will be the first program that the General Staff of Land Forces and its new leadership under Chief Lieutenant General Georgios Kostidis will be called upon to negotiate. According to military issues website onalert.gr  negotiations are due at the end of …

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Greece seeks to purchase 49 Black Hawk helicopters from USA

The purchase of 49 American UH-60M Black Hawk general purpose helicopters for the Greek Army and the Air Force is being rapidly promoted by the General Staff of National Defense. This is another major equipment program with a budget of around 1.7 billion euros. According to military issues website OnAlert.gr, …

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Greece approves purchase of 35 Blackhawk helicopters from US

Greece has approved the purchase of 35 UH-60M Blackhawk helicopters from U.S defence contractor Lockheed Martin Corp (LMT.N), opens new tab in an effort to modernize its armed forces, two people with knowledge of the deal told Reuters. “The deal passed by the parliament’s committee is to buy 35 helicopters …

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Greece to receive first 3 of 7 MH-60R Seahawk helicopters

Greece will be receiving the first three of seven MH-60R Seahawk (Romeo) helicopters within the first few months of United States Navy transport airplanes, Sikorsky announced on Wednesday. A Lockheed Martin statement said Sikorsky had completed the testing of the integrated mission systems and sensors aboard three MH-60R Seahawk helicopters …

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Turkey releases video showing 8 Turkish soldiers holding guns before fleeing to Greece

Most likely the Turkish Armed Forces have leaked to national media a video showing the 8 Turkish soldiers who fled to Greece on the day after the failed coup of July 2016. The footage shows three of the 8 soldiers holding guns. It was allegedly security cameras in the military …

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Turkey submits third extradition request for the 8 Turkish soldiers

Turkey has filed one more extradition request claiming it had new evidence about the involvement of the 8 Turkish soldiers in the failed coup of July 2016.  The file was was given to Greek officials during the visit of Turkish Deputy Justice Minister Bilal Ucar in Athens on Tuesday. “We …

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Greece grants political asylum to one of 8 Turkish officers who fled after the coup

Greece has granted political asylum to one of the eight Turkish officers who fled to Alexandroupolis with a Black Hawk helicopter one day after the failed coup in July 2016. The asylum was granted to the co-pilot of the helicopter. He was set free. In the reasoning of the decision, …

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Erdogan tells Tsipras in Beijing to extradite the 8 Turkish soldiers

For one hour and ten minutes, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan had a meeting in Beijing on the sidelines of the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation organized by the Chinese government on Friday. The agenda of topics to be discussed was full: …

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Greek Court rejects second Turkish request for extradition of 8 soldiers

A Greek court has rejected a new Turkish extradition bid for three of eight Turkish servicemen who fled to Greece by helicopter after last year’s failed military coup in Turkey. Greece’s supreme court has already ruled that none of the eight men should be extradited as they wouldn’t get a …

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3 more Turkish commandos allegedly fled to Greece but went missing

Three more Turkish commandos have allegedly fled to Greece but went missing in the country they were supposed to seek asylum. According to a local lawyer, the three entered Greece together with the two commandos who sought asylum in Greece in February. However, once they entered the country, the group …

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Supreme Court rules: NO to extradition of 8 Turkish officers

Greece’s Supreme Court rejected the extradition of 8 Turkish officers. The court ruled after a request by Turkey that claimed they were involved in the failed coup of July 2016. In six cases the judges decided unanimously, in two according to majority. Two votes were apparently in favor of the …

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Supreme Court postpones final decision for 8 Turkish officers

Greece’s Supreme Court postponed for Thursday, January 26th the final decision on whether the eight Turkish officers should be extradited to Turkey or not. The government in Ankara had requested the extradition of the servicemen claiming they had active participation in he failed coup of July 2016. The decision was …

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Greek court rejects Turkey’s request for extradition of last 2 Turkish officers

A Greek court ruled on Thursday that the last two Turkish officers should not be extradited to Turkey. The Appeals Council accepted the suggestion of the prosecutor. Furthermore the court decided to lift the detention order for these two officers. For the remaining six Turkish officers, the Appeal Council had …

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