US military settles in new bases in Greece

While Greece approved the Mutual Defense Cooperation Agreement, which was signed with the USA in Washington in October 2021, in the parliament yesterday, the parties decided to deepen and expand their cooperation in the field of defense with the agreement.

In the agreement, Volos‘gift of jewelry Georgula Barracks, lithohorushooting range in Alexandroupoli‘gift of jewelry Yannuli Barracks and Water Base, is shown among the fields that the USA can use. Thus, on May 28, 1969, under the command of a 1st class naval petty officer, 16 personnel opened to the USA. Crete3 new bases have been added to the Suda Base in ‘.


The Mutual Defense Cooperation Agreement with the United States, in which the parties mutually pledge to protect each other’s security, sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity against acts that threaten the peace, including armed attack or threat of aggression, signed by the United States and Greece on July 8, 1990, and It is a continuation of the agreement that entered into force in November 1990.

In the update made in October 2021, it is stated that the agreement was signed for 5 years and will be extended automatically if one of the parties does not indicate that he wants to leave the agreement 2 years before the end of the agreement.

In the agreement, it is stated that if the parties mutually agree and within the framework of the relevant internal procedures, it is possible for the USA to benefit from the facilities of the Greek Armed Forces in other regions.

The names of Georgula Barracks in Volos, the shooting range in Litohoru, Yannuli Barracks in Alexandroupoli and Suda Base, which were opened to the use of the USA, are also mentioned in the October 2021 update.


119 in the Greek Parliament “no” 181 against the game “Yeah” The automatic extension of the agreement, which was ratified by the parties, 2 years ago, unless otherwise stated by the parties, caused a reaction from the opposition in Greece.

While the opposition commented that the agreement was extended indefinitely, the government gave 2 years notice for the cancellation of the agreement, “indefinite” argues that it violates the concept.

Despite Greece’s desire in this direction, the US’s refusal to establish a base on the Aegean island of Iskiri is another factor emphasized by the opposition.

The leader of the main opposition party Radical Left Alliance (SYRIZA), Aleksis Tsipras, who spoke at the parliamentary talks on the agreement, said: “The United States, on the one hand, wants to evaluate Greece for its operations, but on the other hand, it does not interfere with the islands in any way in order not to interfere with the Turkish-Greek problems.” He drew attention to this preference of the USA with his evaluation.

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