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ANKARA - Turkish F-16 fighter jets were intercepted five times by Greek military jets on January 8th while flying in international airspace over the Aegean Sea, according to sources.

Sources said today that two F-16 fighter jets of Turkish Air Forces, that took off from Bandirma Airport for planned training flight, were reacted and intercepted by Greek two F-16 fighters (which took off from Larissa Airport) and two F-4 jets (which took off from Skiros Airport) in international airspace over the Aegean Sea at 12:12 and 14:20 hours.

The same day, two F-16s of Turkish Air Forces, which took off from Balikesir Airport for planned training flight, were intercepted by 2 Greek F-16s (which took off from N. Ankhialos Airport) in international airspace over the Aegean Sea at 15:28 hours; and 2 Turkish F-16s were intercepted by 2 Greek F-16s (which took off from Limnos island) in international airspace over the Aegean Sea at 15:16 hours and by 2 Greek F-16s (which took off from Lesbos island) in international airspace over the Aegean Sea at 15:22 hours.

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