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Greek Air Force Chase Away Turkish Warplanes over Aegean

Greek Air Force fighter jets on Thursday chased away six Turkish F-16 warplanes that had entered Greek airspace over the Aegean, with two mock dogfights taking place. The Turkish fighter jets violated Greek airspace 16 times in the northeast, central...

Turkish Army Commander says his Forces Can Operate in Aegean and Afrin Simultaneously

The commander of the Turkish armed forces Hulusi Akar said that Turkey can  "conduct military operations in Afrin and the Aegean simultaneously" to secure national interests. The statement was reported by Turkish media on Friday, with Akar quoted as saying:...

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 Jet Fighters Violate Greek Airspace Hours after Athens Agrees to Modernize F-16 Fleet

Just hours after Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and U.S. President Donald Trump agreed on the re-haul of Greece's F-16 fleet, two Turkish fighter aircraft violated Greek airspace over the Aegean. Two Turkish F-16 fighters flew around Lemnos island at...

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...

New Turkish Provocations Against Aircraft Carrying Greek President

Turkish provocations against the helicopter carrying Greek President of the Republic Prokopis Pavlopoulos were repeated on Wednesday, as Turkish warplane pilots warned the Greek pilot that he had entered Turkish FIR when in fact the helicopter was flying over...

Six Turkish Fighter Jets Enter Athens FIR Without Submitting Flight Plan

Six Turkish fighter jets entered Athens FIR on Wednesday without submitting a flight plan, the National Defense General Staff (HNDGS) said. The first pair of Turkish F-16's entered the Greek capital's FIR at 15:14 and at 15:27 flew over the...

Turkey Continues to Violate Greek Territorial Waters, Airspace

A number of violations of Greek airspace and territorial waters by Turkish warplanes and battleships on Monday forced the Foreign Ministry to issue a complaint about International Law violation. Just two days after Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras' meeting with...

Turkey Launches First Ballistic Missile, Continues Provocations in Aegean

Turkey launched its first long-range ballistic missile at Sinope on Thursday, while provocations in Greek airspace continue unabated. Turkish National Defense Minister Fikri Isik spoke to A Haber television saying that, "Our 280-kilometer range Bora missile was launched from...

Turkish Warplanes Fly Over 3 Greek Islands

Four Turkish fighter jets on Monday afternoon violated Greek airspace flying over three Greek islands. Specifically, two F-16s and two 2 F-4s entered at 13:50 in the Athens FIR south of Lesvos. The F-16 made overflights at a height of 19,000 feet...