Turkish jets violate Greek airspace 26 times

Turkey continued its provocations towards Greece, Turkish fighter jets violated Greek airspace over the Aegean Sea 3 times, and infringed in the Athens FIR 26 times, Monday. Six Turkish fighters flew over the central and eastern parts of the Aegean Sea that resulted in 2 dogfights after Greek jets scrambled to confront them.

20 more airspace violations by Turkish jets

Turkish provocations against Greece continued on Friday, with 20 more violations of Greek airspace recorded in different parts of the Aegean Sea. The difference between Friday’s violations was that no Turkish fighters flew over Greek islands in the eastern Aegean. Specifically, 7 Turkish planes violated Greek airspace, 6 in formation and a lone CN-235. Two were armed.

KYSEA to meet after series violations of Greece’s territory by Turkey

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras will chair the government council on foreign and defence policy (KYSEA) in order to discuss the latest developments on the refugees crisis, the condition in the Aegean regarding the presence of NATO and the implementation of the EU-Turkey’s agreement.

Greek Tourism to grow by 6%, despite refugee crisis

German media network Deutche Welle (DT) predicts a 6 per cent growth in Greek tourism for 2016, despite the dire economic conditions the country is facing and the refugee crisis. DT points out that this rise will not include the islands in the north Aegean which have been affected most by the the arrival of large numbers of refugees and illegal immigrants.

NATO's Stoltenberg welcomes expansion of NATO deployment in Aegean Sea

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg has said he welcomes NATO's swift decisions to deploy ships to the Aegean Sea to support two of its members, Greece and Turkey, as well as the EU's border agency Frontex, in their efforts to tackle the migrant and refugee crisis.