Violating Greek airspace? Buzzing Greek passenger planes? Sounds as if the Turks can’t break long-ingrained historical habits — even ones dating back to the good old days of Ottoman jihad against the Greeks. Strange behavior for a prospective EU member, no? From Ekathimerini, with thanks to Nikephoras Phokas:
Greek and Turkish fighter pilots jousted over the Aegean for the second day running yesterday, while on three instances Turkish military aircraft flew at a high altitude over Greek islands.
A total of 14 Turkish fighters had violated Greek air space on eight occasions in the southern Aegean by the early afternoon, according to Defense Ministry sources….
In the morning, two Turkish F-16s flew within 3 miles of an Olympic Airlines passenger plane in the Dodecanese.