6 Turkish fighter jets violate Greek airspace in the Aegean

23 February 2016
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Six Turkish fighter jets and two CN-235 maritime patrol aircraft entered successively in Athens’ FIR on Monday without submitting a flight plan, violating the Greek airspace 36 times in different regions of the Aegean.

Athens’ FIR also recorded five more violations of air traffic rules.

The 17 of the airspace violations were done by one out of the two CN-235 aircraft which moved from north to south.

In all incidents, the Turkish aircraft were recognized and intercepted by Greek fighter jets. Two of the Turkish aircraft were armed.

Turkey has violated Greece’s airspace a number of times in the past. On Feb 15 Turkish warplanes repeatedly entered Greek airspace 22 times in 24 hours.

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