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US State Department Responds to Turkish Violation of Greek Airspace

On Saturday, the US State Department responded to the Turkish violation of Greek airspace, which involved Turkish jets flying dangerously close to the Greek city of Alexandroupoli. In a statement, Ned Pierce, a State Department spokesperson, stated that: "We encourage all...

Greece Alerts NATO to Airspace Violations by Turkey

Greece's PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis has briefed NATO on the recent upsurge in overflight violations by Turkey of its airspace in eastern Aegean. Speaking in Athens on Thursday, the Greek Premier announced that he spoke to NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg and...

Greece Launches “Strong” Protest to Turkey Over Island Overflights

Greece launched Wednesday a "strong" diplomatic protest against Turkey over the illegal overflights of Turkish jets in eastern Aegean earlier in the day. The foreign ministry in Athens summoned the Turkish Ambassador to Greece to launch the protest. "These actions constitute...

Turkish Jets Violate Greek Airspace on Christmas Day

There was no let-up in the most recent round of Turkish provocations, which ratcheted up tensions yet again by sending fighter jets into Greek airspace on Christmas Day, keeping Greek pilots busy intercepting them. According to the Greek Ministry of...

Greek Airspace Violations by Turkish Jets Escalate

In a major escalation of provocations, Turkish jets violated Greek national airspace a total of 99 separate times on Tuesday, according to the Hellenic National Defense General Staff (GEETHA). Forty-six of those violations were conducted by fighter jets and the...

Turkish Jets Violate Greek Airspace, Two Days After Foreign Ministers Meet

A pair of Turkish fighter jets violated Greek airspace on Friday, two days after the foreign ministers of the two countries met to discuss reducing tensions in the Aegean. The Turkish jets flew over the island cluster of Oinousses in...

Turkish Jets Violate Greek Airspace 66 Times on Wednesday

Greece says that 32 Turkish fighter aircraft violated Greek air space on Wednesday when a large military exercise of the Hellenic forces was under way in the Aegean. According to a press release by the Hellenic National Defense General Staff...

More Armed Turkish Jets Violate Greek Airspace

There were a total of four violations of Greece's airspace by Turkish jets on Tuesday, authorities report. Two jets flying in formation and one singular jet entered the airspace near the inlet of Panagia. The jets were flying some 25,000 feet above...