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Turkish fighter jets violate Greek air space

Turkish fighter jets flew into Greek air space without permission for the first time in more than a year Tuesday.

According to Greek military source, two Turkish Air Force F-4s and two F-16s flew over the Fourni collection of islets at 10.53 a.m. in the Greek air space between the larger islands of Samos and Chios.

The aircraft were flying at 1,000 and 3,000 feet and were chased off by Greek fighters.

The Turkish planes left Greek air space at 11.11 a.m. The last overflight by Turkish jets in Greek air space was recorded in February 2012.