Seven Turkish military aircraft violate Athens’ FIR – They were intercepted by Greek fighter jets

A group of seven Turkish military aircraft comprised of two F-4, four armed F-16 and a CN-235 transport aircraft entered Athens FIR on Friday without submitting a flight plan.

Greek authorities recorded three violations of air traffic rules which developed into 18 violations of national airspace in various areas of the Aegean. Seventeen of the violations were conducted by the CN-235.

In all incidents, the Turkish aircraft were recognized and intercepted by Greek fighter jets, while in one instance, the interception developed into a dog fight west of Lesvos.