This Tiny Greek Gunboat Had a Scary Amount of Firepower
On July 20, 1974, around 3,000 Turkish soldiers supported by artillery, armored carriers and two dozen tanks hit the beaches of northern Cyprus following a coup on the island by EOKA-B, an ultra-nationalist Greek paramilitary organization which espoused the enosis ideology of uniting all Greeks under a single state. The... Read more
Sending a Message With War-Ready F-4 Phantoms
Greece and Turkey are both members of NATO. But they’re also bitter rivals tangled up in longstanding territorial disputes in the Aegean Sea. In January 1996 the disputes almost escalated into a full-scale shooting war when Turkish and Greek troops occupied the otherwise uninhabited island of Imia, which both... Read more
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