Recep Tayyip Erdoğan
By Nikos Hasapopoulos
On 29 August the number of dogfights between Turkish and Greek warplanes reached a record level of 19.
Turkish warplanes that had violated Greece's airspace were confronted by Greek warplanes and engaged in dog fights after the Turkish planes refused to leave the Athens FIR after being chased.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has appeared in a photograph with a map that depicts nearly half of the Aegean Sea and an area up to the eastern coast of Crete as belonging to Turkey.
The photograph is of Erdogan signing the visitors' book at the National Defense University in Istanbul, where he attended an event over the weekend.
President Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday that Turkey will ensure it is able to buy and produce fighter jets and that Russian Su-35s and Su-57s are a possible alternative to US planes.
He also said that he plans to meet US President Donald Trump next month at the United Nations General Assembly in New York in mid-September.