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Turkish fighter jets enter Greek air space

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A formation of four Turkish fighter jets violated Greek national air space in the northeastern, central and southeastern Aegean on Wednesday, defense officials said.

The Turkish jets, which were flanked on one side by another aircraft that was not a part of the formation, carried out seven transgressions, the defense officials said, adding that two of the aircraft were armed and that one dogfight occurred.

In all cases the Turkish jets were chased off by Greek aircraft.

The violations come as tensions peak in neighboring Turkey following clashes between Kurdish separatists and government forces.