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“Onisilos-Gedeon” Joint Exercise in Cyprus ends with great success (photos)
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“Onisilos-Gedeon” Joint Exercise in Cyprus ends with great success (photos)

Panos - Nov 23, 2020

This week, after being put on hold for a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the “Onisilos Gedeon” exercise was held with…

The silent rise of Greece as a Mediterranean power
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The silent rise of Greece as a Mediterranean power

Panos - Nov 18, 2020

For several years, Greece was synonymous with economic decline and political exceptionalism in Europe. The Greek economy contracted by 26% between 2007…

Greek Foreign Ministry on Turkish President Ergodan’s visit to Varosha
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Greek Foreign Ministry on Turkish President Ergodan’s visit to Varosha

Panos - Nov 16, 2020

"The Turkish President’s scheduled visit to occupied Varosha, accompanied by a government team, on the “anniversary” of the unilateral and…

Turkey issues Navtex for demilitirisation of Greek islands of Tilos and Halki
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Turkey issues Navtex for demilitirisation of Greek islands of Tilos and Halki

Panos - Nov 13, 2020

Turkey is steadily continuing on its path of escalating tensions in the Aegean Sea, as the Antalya station issued a…

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi arrives in Athens
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Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi arrives in Athens

Panos - Nov 11, 2020

The Greek Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nikos Dendias, received Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi at the “Eleftherios Venizelos” airport on Tuesday…

Crete at center of converging, conflicting interests for Turkey, Greece in Eastern Mediterranean
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Crete at center of converging, conflicting interests for Turkey, Greece in Eastern Mediterranean

Panos - Nov 09, 2020

Greek Minister of Defense Nikos Panagiotopoulos has announced plans to create a new Hellenic naval base on Crete as Greece leverages its southernmost island…

Foreign Minister Dendias and Turkish counterpart speak on the phone
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Foreign Minister Dendias and Turkish counterpart speak on the phone

Panos - Nov 09, 2020

Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias spoke on the phone with Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu earlier on Sunday, the foreign ministry…

New surreal Turkish theories: “The earthquake in Samos proved that the island belongs to the Turkish continental shelf”
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New surreal Turkish theories: “The earthquake in Samos proved that the island belongs to the Turkish continental shelf”

Panos - Nov 03, 2020

“The Smyrna earthquake has confirmed that islands such as Samos belong to the Turkish continental shelf”, retired Admiral Cichat Yayci and former deputy commander…

New Turkish provocation: “We are ready with 60 ships”
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New Turkish provocation: “We are ready with 60 ships”

Panos - Nov 03, 2020

Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar is trying again to maintain the temperature of the Greek-Turkish relations close to boiling point, stressing…

Sergey Lavrov: Every state has the right to extend its sea borders to 12 nautical miles
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Sergey Lavrov: Every state has the right to extend its sea borders to 12 nautical miles

Panos - Oct 26, 2020

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on matters the demarcation of the coastal zone between neighbouring countries, a resolution should be…

France should be granted concession of the Leros naval port, former Greek Defence Minister says
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France should be granted concession of the Leros naval port, former Greek Defence Minister says

Panos - Oct 26, 2020

The former Greek Defence Minister Panos Panagiotopoulos proposed Greece should grant the concession of the naval base of Leros to the French…

The Greek Armed Forces on high alert (photos)
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The Greek Armed Forces on high alert (photos)

Panos - Oct 21, 2020

The Greek Armed Forces are sending a clear message completing the large-scale diplomatic counterattack of Greece against Turkey, with the clear objective…

Oruc Reis Navtex to be extended, Turkish newspaper reports
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Oruc Reis Navtex to be extended, Turkish newspaper reports

Panos - Oct 21, 2020

According to the pro-Erdogan newspaper Yeni Safak, the Navtex for research vessel Oruc Reis will be extended. “Oruc Reis continues its investigations, heading…

This is the new armored “Guardian” of the Greek Army
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This is the new armored “Guardian” of the Greek Army

Panos - Oct 15, 2020

Greece is expected to acquire the M1117 Guardian armored vehicles from the USA at a bargain price. The “green light” for…

Erdogan amazingly says Greece is escalating tensions, not Turkey
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Erdogan amazingly says Greece is escalating tensions, not Turkey

Panos - Oct 13, 2020

As the Turkish research vessel, Oruc Reis has sailed close to the Greek island of Kastellorizo, causing the general condemnation of Turkey’s…

Washington should stop pretending that Turkey is an ally – Analysis
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Washington should stop pretending that Turkey is an ally – Analysis

Panos - Oct 12, 2020

President Donald Trump’s willingness to criticize America’s traditional allies has generated a fierce backlash. Members of the infamous Blob, the…

Former Secretary of the Turkish MoD: “Greece occupies our islands, like Armenia occupies Nagorno-Karabakh”
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Former Secretary of the Turkish MoD: “Greece occupies our islands, like Armenia occupies Nagorno-Karabakh”

Panos - Oct 07, 2020

“Just as Armenia occupied Nagorno-Karabakh militarily, so did Greece occupy our 17 islands in the Aegean Sea,” former Secretary-General of the Turkish Ministry of…

Mitsotakis: Turkey must close the way to the crisis & open the way to a solution
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Mitsotakis: Turkey must close the way to the crisis & open the way to a solution

Panos - Oct 06, 2020

The Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and the Secretary General of NATO, Jens Stoltenberg, gave a joint press conference after their meeting at…

President Erdogan sends letter to EU leaders ahead of EU Summit on Turkey
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President Erdogan sends letter to EU leaders ahead of EU Summit on Turkey

Panos - Sep 30, 2020

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan sent a new letter to European leaders – except PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis and Cypriot President Nikos Anastasiadis – on the…

Hellenic Air Force: How low can you go? (video)
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Hellenic Air Force: How low can you go? (video)

Panos - Sep 28, 2020

In the last few days a video from an Helenic Air Force Base has gone viral. It demonstrates the level…