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Turkish warplanes violate Greek air space

March 17, 1998 (by Lieven Dewitte) - Twelve Turkish warplanes infringed on Athens Flight Information Region (FIR) regulations yesterday over the Aegean, many of which developed into violations of Greek air space.
According to reports, from 12 noon until early in the afternoon, eight Turkish F-16 and four F-4 "Phantom" jets infringed on Athens space in the region between the islands of Limnos and Samothr ace were also reported.

In all cases, the Turkish warplanes were intercepted by Hellenic Air Force Mirage 2000 and F-16 fighters, while on four occasions the interception process turned into dogfight.