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Greek Nat’l Defense Registers 15 Violations of National Airspace by Turkish F-16s

December 31, 2022

ATHENS – A trio of Turkish fighter jets entered the Athens Flight Information Region (FIR) without submitting flight plans on Friday afternoon, violated national air space, and at 15:43 flew over Panagia and Inousses islands in the North Aegean, the National Defense General Staff said.

On Friday, a total of 13 Turkish F-16s – including 11 armed jets and a Turkish navy assistance CN-235 plane – entered the Athens FIR without submitting plans. Altogether 15 infringements of the Athens FIR were registered, which developed into violations of national air space over islands of the central and southeast Aegean.

All Turkish airplanes were recognised and intercepted by Greek fighter jets, according to international rules and practices, while in 7 cases the process of interception turned into a dogfight.

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