Turkish fighter jets and unmanned aerial vehicles violated the Air Traffic Rules in the Athens FIR and the national airspace of Greece a total of 52 times on Wednesday.
According to a statement issued by the Greek General Staff, 18 Turkish F-16 fighter jets, ATR-72 anti-submarine warfare vessels and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) carried out 12 violations and a total of 52 violations in the North-East, Central and South-East Aegean Sea.
Of the 18 Turkish aircraft, 3 were armed, while no engagement with Greek fighter jets occurred.
As notified by GEETHA “the above A/Fs were recognized and intercepted in accordance with international rules, according to standard practice”.
Activity of the Turkish aircraft in Greek airspace:
TURKISH VIOLATIONS OF C.E.K. IN THE F.I.R. OF ATHENS – VIOLATIONS OF E.E.H. ON AUGUST 03, 2022
FORMATIONS : 6 (5×2 F-16 and 1×3 F-16)
INDIVIDUAL : 5 (2 ATR-72, 3 UAV)
TOTAL A/F : 18
ARMED : 3
VIOLATIONS : 52 (16 by UAVs, 28 by ATR-72s, 8 by F-16s)
AREA: North-East, Central and South-East Aegean Sea.