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Turkish fighter planes violate national airspace

Δημοσίευση 9 Δεκεμβρίου 2010, 10:44 / Ανανεώθηκε 27 Ιουνίου 2013, 14:55
Turkish fighter planes violate national airspace
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According to the National Defence General Staff, 18 Turkish aircraft entered the Athens FIR on Wednesday without submitting flight plans.

According to the National Defence General Staff, 18 Turkish aircraft entered the Athens FIR on Wednesday without submitting flight plans.

Fourteen infringements of air traffic regulations were recorded in the Athens FIR that developed into 13 violations of national airspace between the islands of Lesvos and Chios.

The Turkish aircraft were recognised and intercepted by corresponding Greek fighter planes. Four of the Turkish aircraft were armed.

The neighbouring country has sealed a region in the central Aegean and is carrying out an aeronautical exercise.

Meanwhile, Greek Army General Staff chief Frangoulis Frangos is visiting Turkey (December 7-9) at the invitation of the commander of the Turkish land forces Erdal Seilanoglu.