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Turkish F-16s violate air space

May 7, 2003 (by Lieven Dewitte) - Two Turkish F-16 jets yesterday violated the Athens Flight Information Region to harass a Greek P3-Orion naval aircraft on a training flight about 80 kilometers (50 miles) southeast of Rhodes.
The Turkish jets, flying 2,000 feet above the Greek aircraft, came within 3 kilometers of the P3-Orion before being chased off by Greek fighter jets.

Defense Minister Yiannos Papantoniou yesterday raised the problem of Turkish airspace violations with James L. Jones, NATO's Supreme Allied Commander for Europe (SACEUR), who is on an official visit to Athens.