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Turkey violates Greek air space, NATO insists on “equal distance” policy

With its army targeting Kurds in Syria, Turkey apparently cannot forget its claims in the Aegean Sea. On Friday, Turkish fighter jets flew over two Greek islands violating Greek air space.

Two Turkish F-16s flew the islands of  Oinousses and Panagia in the Eastern Aegean Sea on Friday noon.

According to a statement by the Greek General Staff, a pair of Turkish F-16 flew over Oinousses at 28,000 and 22,000 feet at 12:24 and 12:52 , respectively.

The same pair flew again over Oinousses and the island of Panagia at 22,000 ft at 12:53.

The Turkish aircraft were identified and intercepted by Greek fighter jets.

It was the third air space violation since the beginning of the week.

The violations took place while NATO General Secretary, Jens Stoltenberg, was visiting Ankara after Athens.

For one more time, the NATO to which both Greece and Turkey are members, kept its policy of “equal distance.”

We expect all nations to comply with international law,” Stoltenberg, said during a joint press conference with Prime Minister, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, in Athens on Thursday.

However, he stressed that “it is not NATO’s role to take sides on international issues.”

PS when everybody knows it is a bilateral one with Turkey to keep violating Greek air space, whenever it likes.

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  1. That “22.000 feet” flights are kinda suspicious, of course those where F16s , but then again some special branches of the parachuters jump from exactly 22.000 feet HALO JUMPS and not HAHO JUMPING. The first mostly overtake reconnaissance missions………..!?