Turkish pilots violate Greek airspace
Turkey proceeded to a major challenge just a few days after Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras’s tweet on nervous pilots.
Six Turkish F-16 fighters entered Greece on Tuesday at 15:01 and flew over four Greek islands, Fournoi, Makronisi, Anthropofagoi and Agathonisi.
As the Greek Ministry of National Defence announced, 6 Turkish fighter jets entered Athens FIR between Lesvos and Chios at 15:01.
– At 15:25 4 of them flew over Fournoi at 4,000 feet
– At 15:27 2 of them flew over Makronisi and Anthropofagoi at 8,500 feet and 8,200 feet respectively and at 15:29 over Agathonisi at 8,100 feet.
Then, 4 fighters exited Athens FIR at 15:28 and two fighters at 15:30 respectively
All the Turkish aircrafts were identified and intercepted, according to international rules and established practice.
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