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

12 February 2020
205 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

Mitsotakis to Bild newspaper: “We will open tourism to countries with similar epidemiological data as Greece”
GREECE
shares16 views
GREECE
shares16 views

Mitsotakis to Bild newspaper: “We will open tourism to countries with similar epidemiological data as Greece”

makis - May 26, 2020

The safe comeback of tourism flows in Greece and economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic were the focal point of…

5 Greek “Caribbean” beaches that are heaven on earth
GREECE
shares26 views
GREECE
shares26 views

5 Greek “Caribbean” beaches that are heaven on earth

Panos - May 26, 2020

The Caribbean may be famous for its crystal clear waters, but Greece can easily compare with its own exotic beaches…

German bookings on the rise as Greece opens up
GREECE
shares28 views
GREECE
shares28 views

German bookings on the rise as Greece opens up

Panos - May 26, 2020

A significant increase in bookings for Greece, the Balearic Islands and Portugal has been recorded recently by German travel companies,…

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.