March 4, 2004 (by Eric L. Palmer) - According to Turk.us, the family of a Captain who was killed in a dog fight over the Aegean Sea, sued Athens, at the European Court for Human Rights (ECHR).
Pilot Captain Nail Erdogan was killed in a F-16 during the flight over the Aegean on 8 October 1996. The petition of his family to the ECHR has been accepted by the court.
Quoting the article:
Years later, a Greek magazine wrote that the incident was not an accident and the Greek Mirage aircraft had hit and downed the Turkish war plane, with missiles. The ECHR which accepted the petition gave a time to both sides to furnish their evidence.
The Attorney of the Erdogan family, Mehmet Emin Keles said that they had petitioned to ECHR against the pilot of the Mirage, Thanos Grivas, that downed the Turkish aircraft on grounds of 'Murder' , because he took a live when there was no state of war. Last May, Greek Karma magazine had revealed the death of the Turkish pilot by a Greek missile.
The evidence furnished by the Turkish family at the case at ECHR, was a picture printed by the Greek magazine, which showed that the Greek Mirage which downed the Turkish aircraft, had a small picture of a Turkish flag at its nose, showing that it had downed the Turkish aircraft.