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Turk jets 'buzz' Greek minister's plane off Cyprus

July 20, 1999 (by Lieven Dewitte) - Two Turkish F-16s buzzed a plane carrying Greece's transport minister home from Cyprus Wednesday.
Defense Ministry officials said two Turkish F-16 fighters had flown in front of a plane carrying Transport Minister Tassos Mandelis as it headed southeast of the Greek island of Rhodes. Greek jets took off from a base in Crete to intercept the Turkish fighters, but they had moved on by the time the Greek fighters arrived.