Turkey's military says Greece 'harassed' Turkish jet

Turkey's military says Greece 'harassed' Turkish jet

Ankara - Anadolu Agency
Turkeys military says Greece harassed Turkish jet

"The photo of the week" on the official website of the Turkish Air Force features an F-16

A Turkish fighter jet was "harassed" by Greek jets on April 26, the Turkish General Staff announced in a statement.

The Turkish jet was put under radar lock for 30 seconds by two Greek jets while performing military training in international airspace over the Aegean Sea, the statement said.

Greek media has reported earlier in the month that Turkish and Greek fighter jets engaged in a mid-air dogfight over the Aegean Sea twice on April 15 in a first since January 2012.

Dogfights between Turkish and Greek aircraft over the Aegean Sea had significantly decreased due to the economic crisis Athens is struggling with.

Greece unilaterally claims 10 nautical miles (19 km) of airspace, as opposed to the six miles of territorial waters, as Turkey and other NATO countries accept. 

Athens considers any unauthorized flight in the airspace from six to 10 miles in the Aegean a “violation.”