Turkish aircraft violate national air space

According to press reports, 14 Turkish aircraft entered the Athens FIR on Tuesday without submitting flight plans. Two infringements of air traffic regulations in the Athens FIR were recorded that developed into 9 violations of national air space in the region of the Central Aegean.
The Turkish aircraft were recognised and intercepted by corresponding Greek fighter jets. Six Turkish aircraft were armed.

It is noteworthy that a delegation of the Greek National Defence General Staff is visiting Turkey as of Tuesday with the aim of discussing the activity programme for 2012, in the framework of confidence building measures between the two countries. The visit will be concluded on May 27.

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