Turkish Military Aircrafts Violate Athens FIR on Wednesday

February 21, 2018

Turkish military aircrafts flew over the islets of Makronissi and Anthropofagi of the island complex of Fourni as well as over Agathonissi, infringing on Athens FIR by not submitting a flight plan. The airpanes were recongised and intercepted by Greek aircrafts.

According to the Hellenic National Defence General Staff, a Turkish aircraft formation of two F-4s and two F-16s violated Athens FIR at 14:02 on Wednesday. At 14:27 they flew over Makronissi and Anthropofagi at an altitude of 19,500 feet, exiting at 14:30.

At the same time (14:30) the two F-16 flew again over Makronissi and Anthropofagi at 20,000 feet and two minutes later they flew over Agathonissi at the same altitude. The Turkish F-16 passed over Agathonissi once again at 14:35 at 23,000 feet before leaving.

All Turkish aicrafts were intercepted by Greek military aircrafts.


THESSALONIKI - The building housing the Thessaloniki Chamber of Industry, on Aristotelous Street in the city centre, was engulfed in flames shortly before 15:00 on Friday.

Top Stories

General News

FALMOUTH, MA – The police in Falmouth have identified the victim in an accident involving a car plunging into the ocean on February 20, NBC10 Boston reported.

General News

NEW YORK – Meropi Kyriacou, the new Principal of The Cathedral School in Manhattan, was honored as The National Herald’s Educator of the Year.

General News

PHILADELPHIA – The Federation of Hellenic Societies of Philadelphia and Greater Delaware Valley announced that the Evzones, the Presidential Guard of Greece will be participating in the Philadelphia Greek Independence Day Parade on March 20.


Man of God Opens in Australia & New Zealand on June 2, Canada June 3

NEW YORK – Man of God, the inspirational and award-winning story of Saint Nektarios — one of the most renowned Greek orthodox saints — continues to captivate audiences around the world.

Enter your email address to subscribe

Provide your email address to subscribe. For e.g. abc@xyz.com

You may unsubscribe at any time using the link in our newsletter.