Turkish fighter jets fly over Greek islets


A pair of Turkish fighter jets on Thursday entered Athens’ Flight Information Region (FIR) without submitting a flight plan and flew over two islets of the eastern Aegean, the Greek National Defence General Staff (GEETHA) said.

The F-16s flew over Farmakonissi at 19,500 feet shortly before 11 a.m. and then seven minutes later over the island of Agathonissi at 5,500 feet.

The aircraft were recognized and intercepted by Greek fighter jets, according to international rules of engagement, GEETHA said.