Turkish fighter jets fly over Aegean islands, again


Turkish fighter jets carried out  a fresh round of overflights over the Aegean on Friday morning.

In particular, at 10.56 a.m a pair of F-16s flew over the islands of Panagia and Oinousses at 17,000 and 19,000 feet respectively. In addition, at 11.25 a.m. the same aircraft flew over Oinousses at 33,000 feet.

The two aircraft conducted another overflight 12.47 p.m. over Oinousses and Panagia at an even lower altitude of 21,000 feet. Then another pair of F-16s flew over Agathonisi at 30,000 feet at 1.31 p.m., while at 1.34 p.m. two Turkish F- 4s flew over Anthropofagoi at 11,00 feet.

The Turkish aircraft were intercepted by Greek jets in line with the international rules of engagement.

Turkish fighter jets also conducted a barrage of overflights on Christmas Eve over islands in the Eastern Aegean as Deputy Defense Minister Alkviadis Stefanis toured the area.