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New overflight by Turkish jets in eastern Aegean

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A pair of Turkish F-16 fighter jets on Wednesday entered Athens' FIR in the eastern Aegean without submitting a flight plan state-run news agency ANA-MPA reported.

The jets flew at 26,000 feet over the tiny rocky islets of Mavra, located between Amorgos and Leros.

The two F-16s were intercepted by Greek fighter jets, as per the international rules of engagement.

Mavra have been declared a special protection area for Audouin's gull and Eleonora's falcon by the European Natura 2000 Network.