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Turkish fighter jets enter Athens FIR in the Aegean

Four Turkish F-16 and two F-4 fighter jets flying in three formations entered the Athens Flight Informational Region (FIR) on several occasions in the northeastern and southeastern Aegean on Monday.

They were chased off by Greek air force pilots in line with international rules of engagement. Two of the six fighter jets were armed.

Turkish aircraft commit over a dozen violations of Greek air space

A Turkish helicopter and three pairs of F-16 fighter jets violated Greece's national air space on several occasions on Monday and entered the Athens Flight Informational Region.

They were chased off by Greek air force pilots, who had to engage in mock dogfights in two instances, the state-run ANA-MPA news agency reported.

Turkish jets enter Greek air space

Turkish aircraft on Thursday violated Greek air space in the northeastern and southeastern Aegean three times.

The six aircraft - four F-16s and two CN-235s - also violated the Athens Flight Information Region four times.

Greek defense sources said the Turkish aircraft were intercepted in line with international rules of engagement.

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