Warplanes scrambled after Greek jets infringe

In response to a violation of Turkish airspace by Greek warplanes on Tuesday, F-16s from bases in the Aegean were scrambled to prevent further breaches of Turkish airspace.

According to a statement published on the General Staff’s website on Thursday, the F-16s patrolled airspace in southwestern Turkey hours after a pair of Dassault Mirage fighter jets of the Greek Air Force entered Turkish airspace near the Didim district in the province of Aydın. The report from the military claimed that the Greek jets entered Turkish airspace twice for periods of roughly 30 seconds before the authorities decided to scramble the warplanes in response.

 

 

 

20 October 2011, Thursday / TODAY’S ZAMAN, İSTANBUL