Turkey violates Greek airspace 91 times

Turkish F-16s

Turkish F-16s

It has been reported that on Tuesday, Turkey violated Greek airspace 91 times.

The barrage of illegal flyovers and violations by the Turkish Air Force comes after the U.S. stressed that they are constantly engaged with the governments of Greece and Turkey to de-escalate tension.

Twenty-seven of the violations were overflights carried out by Turkish F-16s on the island of Panagia, Oinousses, Agathonísi, Lipsi, Arki, Leros and Kalolimnos.

Furthermore, 20 Turkish aircrafts (15 F-16s, 1 spy CN-235 and 4 helicopters) illegally entered the northeast, central and southeastern Aegean.

Ten of the Turkish fighter jets were armed during their violations and six engagements took place with the Hellenic Air Force to intercept them.

According to the Hellenic National Defence General Staff, the aircrafts were recognised and intercepted in accordance with international standards and standard practices.