Balkans: May 14, 2002


Sounds almost like old times. Turkey claimed that four Greek F-16s buzzed a Turk Cougar helicopter in Aegean airspace. The Turkish copter was engaged in a search and rescue exercise. Four Turkish fighters responded to the incident. Turkey then claims a second flight of Greek jets, this time two Mirages, harassed another group of helicopters engaged in the exercise. Its unfortunate. Until Aegean shelf issues are resolved, these tough guy games will continue.




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