Turkish and Greek F-16 fighters engage in 9 dogfights over Aegean Sea

12 February 2020
296 Views

The Turkish Air Force unleashed a new barrage (68) of violations of the Greek national airspace, some of which resulted in dog fights over the Aegean Sea.

The latest provocations came only hours before the crucial meeting between Greek Defence Minister Nikos Panagiotopoulos with his Turkish counterpart Hulusi Akar in Brussels, in which the Greek side is expected to voice its dissatisfaction with the ongoing Turkish aggression over the Aegean.

In total, over 16 Turkish aircraft flew over the northeast, central and south-east Aegean, with the Greek and Turkish planes engaging in dog fights on 9 occasions.

Twelve Turkish F-16s, two F-4s and two CN-235s also committed 11 infringements of the Athens (FIR) Flight information region.

As reported by Hellenic National Defence General Staff (HNDG), five of the violations were Turkish F-16 overflights over Pharmakonisi, Leipsoi, Agathonisi, Panagia, and Oinousses.

Eight of the Turkish fighters were armed, while all the aggressor aircraft were identified and intercepted, in accordance with international standards

You may be interested

Asteroid to pass closer to earth than the moon’s distance
WORLD
shares16 views
WORLD
shares16 views

Asteroid to pass closer to earth than the moon’s distance

Panos - Sep 23, 2020

A small asteroid discovered on September 18, 2020, from Mt. Lemmon Observatory in Arizona will pass a lot closer than…

Clocks to turn back an hour on October 25
GREECE
shares9 views
GREECE
shares9 views

Clocks to turn back an hour on October 25

Panos - Sep 23, 2020

Daylight savings will take effect on the last Sunday of October, specifically on October 25, meaning at 3 am of…

Mitsotakis-Erdogan teleconference later today, reports Hurriyet
GREECE
shares12 views
GREECE
shares12 views

Mitsotakis-Erdogan teleconference later today, reports Hurriyet

Panos - Sep 23, 2020

Turkish newspaper “Hurriyet” has reported that PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis and Turkish President Erdogan will be holding a teleconference today, after…

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.