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Greece Remembers Hero Pilot Who Died Defending Country's Skies

It was 13 years ago today that the name of Konstantinos Iliakis joined those of Greek military personnel over the years who fell in the line of duty while protecting the country. It was 23 May 2006 when the 35-year-old...

Turkey Escalates Tension in Aegean

Turkey increases tension in the Aegean and forbids third country military aircraft entering the Istanbul FIR if they have passed through the Athens FIR, which they consider to be a demilitarized zone. According to the Ministry of National Defense, June...

More Violations and Dogfights as Turkish Fighter Jets Enter Greece's Airspace

Two Turkish fighter jets and two naval cooperation aircraft entered Athens’ FIR on Tuesday without submitting a flight plan. Greek authorities recorded three violations of air traffic rules which resulted in two violations of national airspace over the northeastern and southeastern...

Tension Rising: Dogfights in Aegean as Turkish Fighter Jets Enter Greek Airspace

The continuing verbal exchange between Turkey and Greece over a wide range of topics from the EU-Turkey deal on migration to the Treaty of Lausanne has increased the tension between the two countries. According to reports by authorities, there have...

Reported Greek and Turkish Jet Confrontation Mid Air

The Greek and Turkish Air force jets had a few short confrontations above the Aegean Sea, after Turkish aircrafts committed Greek airspace violations on Tuesday, Kathimerini newspaper reports. Greek Ministry of Defense officials claim that eight Turkish jets including two CN-235 aircrafts and two armed jets...

WikiLeaks Alleges That Turkish Aircrafts Violated Greek Airspace Over 2,000 Times in 2014

Following the controversial takedown of a Russian Air Force aircraft by Turkish F-16 authorities, Wikileaks has released figures on Turkish violations of Greek airspace. A Wikileaks tweet, citing data compiled by the University of Thessaly, based on Greek military records, alleges that Turkey violated...

Turkish Fighter Jets Violate Greek Airspace, Again

A formation of Turkish fighter jets violated Greek airspace a total of 20 times on Wednesday before being chased off by Greek aircraft, according to a Kathimerini report. A total of six Turkish fighter jets flying in formation entered Greek...