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Mar 15 2019

Turkish jets enter Greek airspace following meeting of foreign ministers

Turkish fighter jets on Friday violated Greek airspace shortly after a meeting between the foreign ministers of the two countries, said the news website GreekReporter.

The violations took place over the Oinousses and Panagia islands on March 13, shortly after a meeting between Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu and his Greek counterpart George Katrougalos to build “a climate of confidence”, according to the website.

Turkish violations of Greek airspace are common, and the issue has been brought before international authorities various times by the Greek government.

Tensions have been high between Ankara and Athens, particularly due to a spat over Greek Cypriot attempts to explore and exploit hydrocarbon reserves in the Eastern Mediterranean.