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Greek and Turkish fighter jets engage in Aegean dogfights

Greek and Turkish fighter jets were involved in a mock dogfight over the Aegean on Tuesday in the first such incident during the last month.

Two Greek F-16s were scrambled to intercept a formation of six Turkish Air Force planes that flew into Greek air space without permission 35 miles southeast of Kastelorizo.

Two Hellenic Air Force jets took off from Kasteli air base to chase off the Turkish fighters but two remained in Greek air space and engaged in mock dogfights about 70 miles from Kastelorizo.