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Turkish Cargo rams Greek Gunboat “Armatolos” off Lesvos

Turkish cargo ship KARMATE rammed Greek gunboat “Armatolos” despite warnings it was on collision course. The incident took place at 4 o’ clock Friday morning  South-East off Lesvos within Greek territorial waters. The Turkish-flagged ship had deviated form its original course and fled into Turkish territorial waters. The gunboat was …

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Name dispute with Greece sole NATO impediment, says FYROM MOD

After repeated assurances from high-level U.N. and Macedonian officials that Skopje is poised to resolve its long-running name dispute with neighboring Greece, the Balkan nation’s defense chief says that issue may well be the only thing impeding its pending NATO accession, write VOA. Following Pentagon meetings with U.S. Defense Secretary …

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NATO maintains “equal distance policy” to Greek soldiers issue

Secretary General of NATO, Jens Stoltenberg, maintained the usual “equal distance policy” in the case of the two Greek soldiers currently in custody in Turkish prison. In an interview with Turkish news agency Anadolu, Stoltenberg was quoted as saying “this is an issue that must be resolved between Greece and …

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Greece turns to EU, NATO and UN on Greek soldiers in Turkish custody

As the two Greek soldiers remain in custody in Turkish high-security prison in Edirne, Greece has turned to international organization on the issue hoping for a successful intervention. However, all the  European Union, the Commission and the NATO do, is to express hope of “good neighboring relations.” EU Foreign Affairs …

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Def Min Kammenos: Greek soldiers’ arrest is issue of concern for EU

The arrest of two Greek soldiers patrolling the Greek-Turkish border is an issue of concern for the European Union also, Defense Minister Panos Kammenos said on Tuesday. The Greek Defense Minister is currently in Brussels for an EU foreign affairs and defense ministers’ council. Noting that his communication with EU …

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NATO thanks Greece for meeting 2% defense pledge

 Deputy Secretary General Rose Gottemoeller began her first official visit to Greece on Thursday (1 March 2018), meeting with Greek officials and delivering a keynote address on the enduring importance of NATO. In remarks at the Delphi Economic Forum, Ms. Gottemoeller set out the Alliance’s essential role in a more …

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Turkey withdraws troops from NATO drill saying Erdogan’s name was used in “enemy chart”

Turkey has withdrawn its troops from a NATO military drill in Norway after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Friday that his name and the picture of Turkish Republic’s founder Mustafa Kemal Ataturk were used in an “enemy chart”. “There was an incident in Norway,” Erdogan told ruling Justice and Development …

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U.S. Airmen in Greece to train with Hellenic Air Force

A U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker from the 100th Air Refueling Wing landed at the Athens International Airport in Athens, Greece, Oct. 25. The Stratotanker is scheduled to participate in a short air to air refueling training mission with the Hellenic air force in the upcoming days. The training will …

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Bulgarian Defense Minister calls for use of force against migrants at the borders

The European Union should use military means to defend its external borders from migrants entering illegally, Bulgaria’s defense minister, Krasimir Karakachano, has said. Krasimir Karakachanov, whose far-right United Patriots party is a junior coalition partner in Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov’s government, said: “We cannot allow illegal immigrants to come to Europe …

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INIOHOS 2017: Fighter jets F-16 and F-4 roar over Athens VIDEOS

Fighter jets roared in the sky over Athens on Tuesday noon to mark the end of Hellenic Air Force-led multinational exercise INIOHOS 2017. On Greek F-16 Block 50, one Greek F-4E, one Italian AMX Fighter Bomber and one Israeli F-16 Block 30 flew in formation over the Acropolis. One more …

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If you see F-16 and F-4 flying over the Acropolis today….

If you see fighter jest flying over the Acropolis today, it is a multinational formation from air forces partaking in the Greek Air Force-led exercise INIOHOS 2017. On Greek F-16 Block 50 and one F-4E, one Italian AMX fighter Bomber and one Israeli F-16 Block 30 will fly in formation …

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