KALYMNOS: Greek President honours naval victory that saw defeat of Ottomans

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The President of the Hellenic Republic Katerina Sakellaropoulou visited Kalymnos yesterday to attend festive events in honour of the Battle of the Elder which took place during the Greek War of Independence and saw a  handful of Greek ships defeat the Ottoman fleet in those waters.

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to attend the festive events for the Battle of the Elder, organized by the Municipality of Kalymnos and the District of Kalymnos.

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"Today we celebrate the anniversary of the Battle of the Elder, one of the most glorious pages of the Greek Revolution.

"At a particularly critical juncture of the Struggle [for Independence], a handful of Greek ships defeated the Ottoman fleet in these waters, thanks to the skill, bravery and courage of their arsonists and captains. They drove the Turkish-Egyptian fleet away, keeping the flame of freedom alive.

The memory of their glorious victory accompanies us, guides us and inspires us ".


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