Greece’s defence minister Panos Kammenos has protested the violation of Greek airspace by six Turkish fighter jets on the very day the country was mourning the tragic death of four army officers who lost their lives when their helicopter crashed in the area of Sarantaporos, Elassona on Wednesday.
Kammenos pointed to the “quality” of the Turkish side when it won’t even respect the deaths of Greek army officers.
“The violations on a day of mourning for the Greek Armed Forces for the sacrifice of four officers today and one soldier yesterday shows the quality of the Turks,” he tweeted-
The four army officers who lost their lives were:
Major General Ioannis Tzanidakis who had been promoted this year to deputy commander of the Greek First Army.
Colonel Thomas Adamos, 50 years old and security director in the First Army.
Major Dimosthenis Goulas, the helicopter pilot, was 35 years old and had completed 1,620 hours of flight in this type of army helicopters.
Lieutenant Konstantinos Hatzis, the co-pilot, was 28 years old and had completed 405 flight hours in the same type of helicopters.
First Sergeant Vasiliki Plexida, who was injured in the crash, is being treated for limited injuries at a military hospital in Thessaloniki. She is 26 years old.