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 the eastern Aegean.

According to the Hellenic National Defense General Staff (GEETHA), the two F-16s made their first passage over the small islets shortly after at 10 AM (0800 GMT), flying at an altitude of 25,000 feet.

They returned several minutes later to pass over the islet of Panagia, at an altitude of 18,000 feet.

The Wednesday meeting in Brussels between Foreign Minister George Katrougalos and his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu took place in a positive atmosphere, according to diplomatic sources.

According to the same sources, who were quoted by the Athens News Agency, the talks between the two foreign ministers were substantive and focused on building a climate of confidence.