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Turkish fighter jets infringe Athens FIR

A pair of Turkish F-16s entered the Athens Flight Information Region (FIR) on Wednesday without having submitted a flight plan, said the Hellenic National Defence General Staff (HNDGS). The fighter jets flew over the northeastern region of the Aegean and were intercepted by Greek fighter jets, per international protocols. The …

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Greece Civil Aviation issues 3-month ban of civilian flights using Ukraine FIR

Greece’s Civil Aviation Authority CAA has issues a three-month ban on civilian aircraft using Ukraine-controlled airspace. In a statement issued on Thursday, the CAA cites the relevant decision of the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), also issued on February 24, 2022. According to CAA, the ban of flights using …

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Turkish jets conduct 50 violations of Greek airspace on a single day

Greek military authorities reported a total of 50 violations of the country’s national airspace by Turkish jets on Thursday. The violations were conducted by 13 aircraft in the northeastern, central and southeastern Aegean Sea. The 13 aircraft were identified as eight F-16s, two F-4 and one CN-235. On nine occasions, …

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Greek FM sharply criticizes Erdogan defending airspace violations

The Greek Foreign Ministry sharply criticized Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday for his comments about flights of the Greek Air Force over the Aegean. “Whenever Greek military aircraft takes off in the Aegean, Turkish jets will follow suit,” Erdogan said during an interview with private broadcaster Haberturk. Equating …

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Turkish jets violated Greece’s air space 47 times on a single day

Turkish fighter jets violated Greek national air space a total of 47 times on Tuesday and thus while the Hellenic Air Force was mourning for the death of pilot Major Nikolaos Vassiliou during the crash of a training aircraft. The violations took place over the northeast, central and southeast parts …

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Turkish jets violate Greek airspace 46 times in a single day

Turkish fighter jest violated the Greek airspace 46 times in a single day, the Greek General Staff said in a statement yesterday afternoon. The FIR violations occurred in the North, Central and Southeast Aegean Sea on Wednesday. A total of 17 Turkish aircraft committed the Greek airspace violations. They were …

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Farmakonisi: Turkish gunboat fires live ammunition shots in Greece’ waters

A gunboat of the Turkish Navy violated Greece’s territorial waters and conducted shots with live ammunition near the islet of Farmakonisi in eastern Aegean Sea. The violation occurred on Friday morning and lasted two hours. Prior to the exercise, the Turkish general staff had issued a warning (NAVTEX) for sailors …

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UPD Greece trapped between Russia and USA over flights to Syria

A diplomatic thriller between Moscow – Athens – Washington is taking place these days, after the United States asked NATO-partner Greece to ban two Russian flights to Syria via the Greek airspace. On Monday, Greece confirmed the US request however it declined to reveal its plans. “We examine the request,” …

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These Turks are crazy! They issue NOTAM to use a.o. Limnos island as “Firing Exercise Area”

A diplomatic ‘war’ broke out between Greece and Turkey, after Ankara issued a NOTAM to “reserve” a large part of the Greek airspace over the Aegean Sea for military exercises and use international air space, Greek FIR and the south part of the island of Limnos as “Firing Exercise Areas” …

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