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EU Officials Watch in Awe, Greece's Airforce and Turkey's Fighter Jets Fight Live in the Skies

European Union officials had the opportunity to watch a Greek Air Force aircraft chasing away Turkish F-16 fighter jets that had violated Greek airspace live. The presentation took place during the European Security and Defence College (ESDC) conference of the...

Turkish Violations of Greek Airspace Double in Two Years

While Turkey escalates tensions in the Aegean with repeated issuings of illegal NAVTEXes, the amount of Turkish warplane overflights over Greece in 2020 outnumber those that have been made in the past decade. The number of overflights of Turkish fighter...

Greek Air Force Intercepts Turkish F-16s on Christmas Day

Violations of Greek airspace by Turkish warplanes over the Aegean continued on Christmas Day, with Hellenic Air Force jets intercepting the aircraft according to international regulations. Two pairs of Turkish F-16s flew over the Greek islands of Kastelorizo, Stroggyli and...

Barrage of Greek Airspace Violations by Turkish Fighter Jets

A new barrage of provocative violations of Greek airspace by Turkish fighter jets took place on Thursday over the Aegean, with Greek Air Force planes forced to intercept, resulting in a virtual jet fight. Specifically, Turkish aircraft made 43 violations...

Turkish Jets Violate Greek Airspace After 'Coup Soldiers' Release

Greece's air force on Tuesday recorded six airspace violations over the Aegean by Turkish fighter jets, a day after the release of the last of eight Turkish asylum seekers and provocative statements from Ankara. A formation of Turkish aircraft consisting of...

Greece Counts Cost of Protecting its Borders

With the tragic loss of pilot Giorgos Baltadoros off Skyros island on Thursday, the Greek armed forces have issued a tally of the deaths and losses of aircraft amid 28 years of Turkish provocations in the Aegean. More than 150...

Turkish Jets Violate Greek Airspace 42 Times on Monday

Turkish military provocations in the Aegean intensified on Monday as Turkish jets violated Greek airspace on 42 occasions. The airspace incursions were conducted by two armed F-16 fighters and two CN-235 naval co-operation and electronic warfare planes. Athens says that the...

Turkish President Erdogan Arrives to Greece with Unreasonable Demands

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan arrives to Greece today (Thursday) likely to challenge the Treaty of Lausanne and have some other unreasonable demands, according to a recent interview to a Greek journalist. In an interview to Alexis Papahelas aired on...

Hellenic Air Force: Turkish Provocations on the Rise in 2017

The Hellenic Air Force released figures that show that 2017 was the year that Turkey did the most violations of Greek airspace. Compared to last year, the armed Turkish warplane formations that entered the  Athens FIR without warning tripled, while...

Turkish Warplanes Violate Greek Airspace for Fourth Consecutive Day

On Thursday,   Turkish fighter jets violated Greek airspace for the fourth consecutive day in a row, by flying over the northeastern, central and southeastern Aegean. Eight F-16s in formations of two and two more F-4s flew over Greek waters, carrying out...