Overflights spat marks resumption of Greek-Turkish tension

PoliticsForeign Policy Tags: Defence, NATO, Turkey, USA
Photo by Panayotis Tzamaros/Fosphotos
Photo by Panayotis Tzamaros/Fosphotos

Tension between Greece and Turkey is brewing again in the Aegean. Athens strongly condemned the incursion of two Turkish fighter jets within 2.5 nautical miles of Alexandroupolis on Friday, calling the incident an “unprecedented violation of national sovereignty.”

Uncharacteristically, Ankara admitted the incursion, but only to accuse Greece of having violated first its own air space twice last week.

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