Barrage of New Violations of Greek Airspace by Turkish Jets

The Hellenic National Defense General Staff (GEETHA) recorded 36 violations of Greek national air space over the northeast, central and southeast parts of the Aegean Sea on Wednesday.

GEETHA said nine of the violations were carried out by three formations of Turkish F-16 jets, four of which were armed, and the other 27 by two CN-235 planes.

In five instances, the Turkish jets also infringed upon airspace belonging to the Athens Flight Information Region (FIR).

One of the airspace violations developed into a mock dogfight with Greek jets.

All of the Turkish aircraft were identified and intercepted by Greek fighter planes in accordance with the international rules of engagement, according to GEETHA.