Investigation focuses on Mesolongi recruits

23 January 2017
899 Views

The prosecutor at a military court in Mesolongi, western Greece, has ordered an investigation after an image appeared on social media depicting seven new recruits making the symbol of a double-headed eagle with stretched-out wings with their hands.

The symbol appears on Albania’s national flag. Defense Minister Panos Kammenos on Monday ordered the head of the Hellenic Army General Staff to punish the seven recruits as well as the individual who took the photograph.

Another investigation was launched to establish whether commanders at the Mesolongi military camp should be held accountable.

The seven recruits are reportedly of Albanian origin but were born and raised in Greece. The incident took place before their oath of enlistment, which means they would not be punished according to military criminal law.

You may be interested

The National Interest: Why is Cyprus still divided? – Analysis
DEFENCE
shares183 views
DEFENCE
shares183 views

The National Interest: Why is Cyprus still divided? – Analysis

Panos - Apr 19, 2021

The division of Cyprus is fast approaching the half-century mark. In fact, that division has now lasted longer than that…

Research suggests ancient Greeks might have sailed to Canada
GREECE
shares24 views
GREECE
shares24 views

Research suggests ancient Greeks might have sailed to Canada

Panos - Apr 19, 2021

The ancient Greeks could have reached Canada in 56 AD – almost a millennium before the Vikings. This is according…

Condition in eastern Mediterranean dominated Dendias, Shoukry meeting in Cairo
GREECE
shares192 views
GREECE
shares192 views

Condition in eastern Mediterranean dominated Dendias, Shoukry meeting in Cairo

Panos - Apr 19, 2021

Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias was cordially welcomed by Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry earlier on Sunday in Cairo. The…

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.