Archive for October 1, 2022

Greece and Turkey

Posted in uncategorized with tags on October 1, 2022 by andelino

Tension between Greece and Turkey Europe is currently fixated on the war between Russia and Ukraine. And rightly so—this is the biggest conflict Europe has seen since the Second World War. But this isn’t the only contention on Europe’s eastern fringes. Tensions are fraying between Greece and Turkey. And they’re frayed enough for headlines like the following to pop up:

Could Greece and Turkey Go to War? The Answer Is Yes(19FortyFive)

Greece to Allies: Crack Down on Turkey or Risk Another Ukraine” (Politico)

Greece Warns Allies of Turkey Conflict Danger Amid Tension” (Associated Press)

Is the prospect of war in the eastern Mediterranean serious? Could Europe see a second major war on its eastern border? What is causing the escalation between Ankara and Athens?

Read more at “Will Turkey and Greece Go to War?”

Iron Cross

Posted in uncategorized with tags on October 1, 2022 by andelino

The German army and the “Christian” cross

The German Bundeswehr’s Iron Cross has a long-standing tradition. “Tradition needs symbols, signs and ceremonials,” the federal army’s 2018 Guidelines on the Understanding and Cultivation of Tradition says. “They shape the image of the Bundeswehr in state and society. … In most cases, they emerged a long time ago. They are representative of the historical and military context that produced them or that is attributed to them.” The tradition of fighting under the symbol of the cross goes back further than Adolf Hitler, the Prussian Empire, the Crusades or Emperor Constantine. The symbol goes back long before the crucifixion of Jesus Christ.

Read more at “In This Sign, Conquer”

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