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Turkish jets provoke again

TAGS: Defense

Continuing with a spate of transgressions in the Aegean, Turkish aircraft violated Greek air space Tuesday as Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos held talks with outgoing US President Barack Obama in Athens.

Two Turkish F-16s entered the Athens Flight Information Region shortly before 1.30 p.m. in the area between Chios and Samos in the eastern Aegean.

Immediately two Greek aircraft were dispatched to chase off the Turkish jets and three dogfights ensued, according to Greek defense officials.

Two Turkish CN-235 transport aircraft also violated Greek air space Tuesday afternoon.

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