Greek military

Editorial: Dangerous para-state paths

The revelation that anti-tank missiles, an as yet undetermined number of rockets, and dozens of grenades and projectiles from the Greek Navy base on the Greek island of Lesvos have been stolen has rocked the Greek military.

Similar events occurred when Greek terrorist groups were established and when they reformed in order to bolster their power.

All scenarios vis-a-vis Turkey under examination

The leadership of Greece's armed forces is reportedly examining all possible scenarios given the possible challenge by Turkey of Greece's sovereignty in the wider region of Kastellorizo in the southeastern Aegean.
For this purpose, all branches of the Greek military have been been taking all necessary precautions, reports said at the weekend.

Turkish jet flies low over Greece's Farmakonisi island

A Turkish Air Force F-16 descended to 3,200 feet while passing over the southeastern Aegean island of Farmakonisi on Tuesday after entering the Athens Flight Information Region at 10.55 a.m.

On Monday, seven Turkish aircraft, four of which were armed, violated the Athens FIR on four separate occasions, the Greek military said, adding that they were chased off by Greek fighter jets.

Greek military analysts: Turkey will not attack in Aegean as islands full of soldiers

Greek military analysts believe Turkey is raising tensions in the Aegean Sea because it found itself cornered on the Syrian front. According to their analysis, Turkey is becoming more aggressive against Greece, as its ambitions in Syria have been railed back after the US and Russia have abandoned Erdogan in the east.