Greece accuses Turkey of 42 airspace violations

Greece accuses Turkey of 42 airspace violations

Greek F-16 fighters forced intruders to leave the country’s airspace

Greek military aircraft rose to intercept the armed Turkish F-16 fighters.

On Friday, Turkish military aircraft violated Greek airspace dozens of times. This is reported on December 17 TASS with reference to the General Staff of the National Defense of Greece.

It is indicated that 13 Turkish military aircraft committed a total of 42 violations.

“Five pairs of F-16 fighters, two of which were armed, two CN-235 electronic warfare aircraft and one drone, committed 42 violations of national airspace and 10 violations of the Athens Flight Information Region (FIR),” – said in message.

At the same time, CN-235 aircraft accounted for 30 out of 42 airspace violations.

The General Staff added that Greek military aircraft rose to intercept Turkish fighters, which, in accordance with international practice, forced the violators to leave the country’s airspace.

Earlier it was reported that Greece is arming against the background of the conflict with Turkey. Athens will increase the size of the army and purchase military equipment.

It was also reported that the Greek parliament approved the purchase of 18 fighters from France. The contract is worth 2.3 billion euros.

Greece has submitted a request to the United States to purchase F-35 fighters

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