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Mediterranean Military Standoff Goes Airborne: Turkish F-16s Intercept Greek F-16s

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Mediterranean Military Standoff Goes Airborne: Turkish F-16s Intercept Greek F-16s

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Turkish and Greek fighter jets have faced off over the eastern Mediterranean, the second direct confrontation between the two NATO members this month. Turkey’s air force scrambled several F-16 fighter jets to intercept six Greek F-16s as they approached the region in the Eastern Mediterranean where Turkey has issued a maritime Navtex alert notice, the country’s National Defence Ministry stated.

According to the Turkish defence ministry statement issued on August 27, the Turkish Air Forces’ radar systems detected six F-16 fighter jets taking off from Greece’s Crete Island and subsequently heading towards Southern Cyprus. The Greek aircraft were intercepted as they were approaching the area where Turkey had previously issued a Navtex alert, located to the southwest of Cyprus Island, and forced them to change course away from the area.

Navtex or Navigational Telex is a maritime communications system by way of which ships can inform other vessels about their presence and activities in a specified area. Turkey resumed energy exploration earlier this month in the Eastern Mediterranean after Greece and Egypt signed a controversial maritime delimitation deal.

Mediterranean Military Standoff Goes Airborne: Turkish F-16s Intercept Greek F-16s

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On Thursday Turkey issued a new Navtex alert announcing a second four-day extension to the energy exploration of its seismic research vessel, the MTA Oruc Reis, in the Eastern Mediterranean, which Turkey had previously announced would conduct research in the region until August 23.

Turkish media stated of the latest developments:

“Greece and other countries have tried to box in Turkey’s maritime territory and energy exploration rights… Turkey has consistently opposed Greek efforts to declare a huge exclusive economic zone, violating the interests of Turkey, the country with the longest coastline in the Mediterranean.

Ankara has also said energy resources near the island of Cyprus must be shared fairly between the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) — which has issued Turkish state oil company Turkish Petroleum a license — and the Greek Cypriot administration of Southern Cyprus.”

The Turkish Ministry of Defence subsequently published a video of the incident.

According to Greece’s Defence Ministry, the Turkish air force sent an unspecified number of F-16s to intercept six Greek figher jets, also F-16s as they were returning from Cyprus — where they had been participating in war games — to their base in Crete. The Greek aircraft called for back-up at 11.30am yesterday, and then “proceeded to the immediate recognition and interception of the Turkish aircraft”.

Earlier this month a Greek frigate clipped a Turkish navy ship during war games

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Shadow

In the video, at 0:47, Turkish pilot says ‘I can hit the one in front now.’ Greek pilots are easy targets :)

Hard Hawk

yes in his day dreaming. The turks repeatedly released videos as this but is not once dog fight they ever win over the Greeks.

Shadow

I can send you many videos similar to this where Turks won dog fights against you. Look at youtube and cut the crap.

Hard Hawk

I dont need to use youtube, I live it every day stupido and I know what play in the air. Even your won generals warn you that you having your ass kicked each and every time. Just make the mistake.

World_Eye

Any jet can hit any jet from behind while they are not in combat condition, just too heavy nasty words from an ottoman pilot.

Servet Köseoğlu

this is greek f-16c block 50 or 52…gps antenna at greek aifr forces is white..
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Shadow

They will be a nice couple with the ‘White Flag’ Frenchs.

ΠΑΡΜΕΝΙΩΝ

Turkish jets hunting turkish jets???Not even video from Greek ones???

Servet Köseoğlu

looks like your feats are far below what you were trying to show ..and on top of it you are manipulating reality..ps: ı am done with this stuff…not promising,offering anything exciting..

ΠΑΡΜΕΝΙΩΝ

If you watched better you would see that
in a snapshot (1:35) shows the characteristic two-tone muzzle of the Turkish F16. Neighbors next time try better ..

ΠΑΡΜΕΝΙΩΝ

Greek “hawks” South Kastelorizo …

https://twitter.com/SarikasKostas/status/1299649699327115265

World_Eye

true, greetings from Northern Macedonia we are with you when it comes against the damn fucking ottomans who just fund al nusra in Idlib in Syria, and Libya, and Azerbaijan, and everywhere they are sending their Allah Akbar dickheads.

FANFARΟNE ? Year of the Pig ??

good to know dude, GR has also undertaken to monitor north macedonian airspace ( skopje FIR ) under NATO mandate, it should be noted that bulgaria as well as turkey were interested for the same mission, notable the troublemakers turks had suggested building an airbase too but their plans came short – there is potential in cooperation between our countries and it’s promising for the further development in the future bilateral relations within the scope of prespes agreement

World_Eye

Yes I know that currently we in N.MKD we are under your air space protection (Greece’es) one! For now I don’t believe someone violated our air-space, too many NATO jets are flying via Skopje I can see them everyday. We don’t like the Albanians and the Bulgarians, they are piece of shit, just to steal what we have, what can you do with nasty politicians that we have, yours the Greek ones are no much better you know. Cipras was very bad ass who was same as Zoran Zaev just to steal money and make havoc. I want to point out if someday North Macedonia became Albanian state, it going in that direction but I am saying one day, we are a bridge now to you, they cannot come to you, but if N.M. is fucked one day, then you will border with Muslims, instead as Orthodox Christians as us and you, they will want to come down to your border and make the same shit as always do, instead you Greece to protect us more from the Albanians you are not, you are living us to just battle with them, when they reach your border then you will have to fight them. And spilling blood is bad.

ΠΑΡΜΕΝΙΩΝ

” . Cipras was very bad ass who was same as Zoran Zaev ”
Tsipras and Zaef belong to the same tribe! Neither Tsipras is Greek nor Zaef is from Skopje. He is a co-religionist of CIPRAH and a small pawn in the creation of the superpower Kavanza prepared by the Albanian Jews with the Turkish-Jewish pashas.

https://www.ocnal.com/2018/02/macedonian-prime-zoran-zaev-im-of.html

World_Eye

U didn’t understood me good, my point was Cipras was very bad asshole, same as Zaev. Not in a sense that he is a cool – bad ass ,no opposite of that an asshole, monkey, donkey. Zoran Zaev is from Strumica.
But let me ask you something, are you satisfied you personally about the prespa deal, and that now we are called NORTH MACEDONIA, do you accept that to call us North Macedonia, I am calling you Greece not Athens! Before the deal sure I would understand all of you Greeks to call us SKOPJE.

ΠΑΡΜΕΝΙΩΝ

” Cipras was very bad asshole, same as Zaev. ”

Asshole is the least. Traitor is and is not Greek, so is Mitsotakis. They are both Jews. As for Zaef, you think that he is from Strumica. . He says he is Albanian, but the name Zaef means Phoenician That is why the loves and hugs with Sorros, have a common origin.

” I am calling you Greece not Athens! ”

Both mean GREEK, it is the same..either with the names Cretan, or Athenian, or MACEDONIAN, EVERYTHING declares GREEK. Do you understand that the genuine Macedonian is not the Slav who came to this land in the 6th century …A monumental building with a decorated floor was found at the archeological site, Styvera, in the area of Prilapos, Skopje. Can you read what he says ??? I can because it is in MY LANGUAGE.

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ΠΑΡΜΕΝΙΩΝ

The name you should have is Vardaska, your old name.
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Angry Birds

Wrong insignia, wrong camo ( not aegian ghost ) and wrong F16 variant. The one pictured would be Block 52+ with conformal fuel tanks while the one in the video shows external fuel tanks. Clown :))

Servet Köseoğlu

ı am so sorry.. you convinced me..prick

Angry Birds

braindead loozer, failing reality checks over and over :D

Servet Köseoğlu

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no ı am not mutant..ı showed the gps antenna where greek is white turkish:gray..triggered?insert coin you can try again today in the evening..

Angry Birds

Shameful idiot, just review the pics you have provided lol

Look at those butthurt fags competing with the fake tweet for who lies best. Unlike what source suggests, F16s joined other forces in Cyprus and took part in drills. Videos are available, then returned to their bases in Crete, mission accomplished. Turks cry all over the place :D

Servet Köseoğlu

jack ass pictures for gps antenna..cry all over the place…jeez thats why we are issuing navigational telex all day-every day..

guest

your plane has hole in it, contact spare parts…hahaha

ΠΑΡΜΕΝΙΩΝ

The video published by TYA in a snapshot (1:35) shows the characteristic two-tone muzzle of the Turkish F16. Neighbors next time try better ..

Angry Birds

Made up footage to distract from the fact that Greek, French and Emirati military aircrafts everyday fly over the Turks disregarding their activities on east Mediterranean

Greek F-16s carried out their mission by taking parts in drills around Cyprus the day before.

https://www.navalnews.com/naval-news/2020/08/eunomia-cyprus-greece-france-and-italy-conducting-combined-drills-in-eastern-med/

World_Eye

OK can someone explain to me kindly, who is in the Jet now Greek or Turk, the one that is tracking the other one. I cannot make out the language.ty

occupybacon

Turk tracking Greek

World_Eye

ty

guest

Gayreke?

Servet Köseoğlu

turks tracking greeks..hint:turkish gps antenna is gray greece air force:whitecomment image

Wizzy

Somebody please explain how Turkey with the ”longest Mediterranean coastline” has the smallest economic zone. Somebody is playing games and Turkey needs to kick some butt

occupybacon

They lost WW1

Shadow

No, our borders are drawn after Turkish War of Independence between 1919-1923 followed by Treaty of Lausanne in 1923. There is nothing about maritime borders in it except the 3 miles rule in Aegean which Greeks are trying to make 12 miles now. Another issue.

Angry Birds

Easy to explain, geography is such a bitch for it does not suit Turkish aspirations at sea. Poor Turkey does not own islands, Sad :((

Shadow

Luckily there are no islands in Mediterranean except that 4km2 island kastellorizo which has no effect at all. No single drop of water for you east of Rhodes! Lol

Angry Birds

Look how the US islands push back the effect of the Asian coast :D

https://southfront.org/russia-holds-large-scale-navy-and-air-force-exercises-off-alaskan-coast/

Seriously there will be negotiations for east of the 28th meridian ( Rhodes ) in order to establish a trinational maritime border between Greece, Turkey and Egypt

Lazy Gamer

The peculiarity here is that the Greek archipelago is inside the Mediterranean and has to contend with other coastal states. Clearly eez maximum delineation cannot apply here.

Angry Birds

Egypt has already recognized almost maximum delineation for Greek islands west of 28th meridian :D

Italy too already has accepted maximum EEZ for major Greek islands in the Ionian sea ( off the west Greek coasts ) save two tiny islands afar from Greek mainland which were granted something like 35 % and 70 % influence respectively

Those are the facts, sorry

Lazy Gamer

Not a problem. These issues are always the subject of an agreement. Treaties cant cover each and every peculiarity.

LeoSam

You can down vote with your dummy account as much as you want you coward but you never provide any counter argument or facts.
Agreements are based on international legal framework (the base line of what you get) and dont just in fifis. (i feel i want this so they are mine and lets negotiate what else is).
And on this frame work you then barter for a bit more here a little less there as with Italy.
Treaties quality is a matter of their type and intention. International law are designed to cover everything thats why they take decades to pass and every international lawyer in the globe evaluate them and propose changes if needed. Bilateral ones have less attention but when are based on international law and the signatory parties know whats their differences then they can also cover all their problems (particularly when they dont move the ball all the time).

Lazy Gamer

Now now, your patriotism is deluding you from solid legal positions. I guess that is why you think id downvote using another account. lol Only someone so sensitive and a multiple account holder himself will think this way. Im not like you. I never stoop to your level. Even if you try hard to believe im like you. lol

LeoSam

1)My patriotism has nothing to do with the legal points. UNCLOS is what it is when you study it properly you will understand.
2)Well there is one account that is doing exactly that (down voting in order to bury) across all my comments in multiple threads and discussions so it is fair game to suspect you since you seem invested to comment/response to almost everybody making a comment.
(so i assume you are a professional commentator, like the idiot greek that holds another account above doing the same)

LeoSam

There are no max delineations, all are to be equidistant (mid line) according international maritime law. The issue is the base lines. as i write in other posts:

International maritime law provides state waters of 12 nm, continental self and EEZ to all islands that have population and economic activity with other islands and or mainland hubs. No exception. Furthermore If you have many islands and provide legal and scientific arguments in order declare them Archipelago all waters between them and your mainland become territorial waters and base line for EEZ and continental self.

And there is the problem when one state has the islands and is signatory to the law and the other no islands and out of conventions but with high aspirations.

Lazy Gamer

The treaty did not envision lone islands in front of other coastlines. Also Archipelagic doctrine is the exception rather than rule.

LeoSam

For archipelago case yes it is a special case (you need to prove it and then claim and declare it after all),
but for islands there are no exemptions and it was deliberate so you wont need to create special cases/provisions. Thus you have china coast with taiwan blocking a huge chunk of it for example (same case with castelorizo or cyprus) and Malvinas/Falklands consuming huge part of potential argentinian EEZ.
It doesnt look to be fair at first glance but it actually is in the grand scale despite being tough luck for the land lock nation.

Wizzy

Geography is such a bitch cuz man made it that way – for his greed. Some of these so called laws need to be called out for what they are – total b.s

HiaNd

If “Turkey needs to kick some butt”I suggest that they kick yours for talking bullshit !
It is called BORDERS and all the countries have them including Turkey !

guest

hahaha you Jew turd chameleon…

HiaNd

Filthy mullah and Turk cocksucker !

Wizzy

Geography is such a bitch cuz man made it that way – for his greed. Some of these so called laws need to be called out for what they are – b.s

LeoSam

International maritime law provides state waters of 12 nm, continental self and EEZ to all islands that have population and economic activity with other islands and or mainland hubs. No exception. Furthermore If you have many islands and provide legal and scientific arguments in order declare them Archipelago all waters between them and your mainland become territorial waters and base line for EEZ and continental self.
Thus if you have foreign islands of your coast you get closed in. (So… legal? yes, fair? depends on your point of view i guess, International law tends to be fair though when its not bastardised for some superpowers or aspiring regional powers interests)
That is why they try to occupy all cyprus and dont sign the law of the sea conventions. +this circus in East Med.

ΠΑΡΜΕΝΙΩΝ

FAKE NEWS, ! The Turks are trying to cover their resilience….lies of the Turkish state news agency ANADOLU! To cover the stalemate they suffered once again in the Mediterranean with the six Greek F-16s passing undisturbed and participating in exercises in Cyprus meeting two others who were already there, they invented a beautiful story that made the night in the Air Force that still laughs! The truth is that the poor people tried to stop the Greek F-16s as they were returning. Only other Greeks were waiting for them to protect them.
Should the Turks pray to the merciful Allah that the Hellenic Air Force should not give a video of what really happened.We are the best pilots … and in NATOand in the world , even better than the Israelis and the Americans.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X8eeJs7hdxg

kage

Secret playground for adults where you can meet different people – http://gg.gg/lvs43

guest

show me your tits, hahhhaa

SINAN PIRLANTA?

Twerkiye Stronk®

?? ?? ???????? ERTUĞRUL ERDOĞAN ???????? ????

guest

hahaha you upvote, me too, you freak show…..

Servet Köseoğlu

lmao that guy can manage to upvote and downvote me at the same time..he is imagining something about english but cant wrote though..ı want to cry…hahaha

guest

We wants action, popcorn warm, but beer getting old.

Putin Apologist

Question, any truth to the rumor the Hellenic Air Force is seriously considering 12 Rafales?

https://youtu.be/_KSKDCdHFVs

Qatar paid $1.3 billion for its 12 Rafales while Bahrain is getting 16 F16 Block 70 for $1.1 billion.

ΠΑΡΜΕΝΙΩΝ

They are discussing it … we do not know yet if it will happen.

LeoSam

Its an old project from before 2008 when greece considering a 4/4+ generation fighter to replace Mirages and old blocks of F16s. Rafale was then a preference (value for money choice) but political considerations (and bondage of the then government) choose Typhoon. The project didnt gone ahead because of price, luck of co production or assembly in country (technological transfers) and shift of priorities, then came the crisis…
Now they look to plug the hole.

The Objective

You are the propagandist here, unless a video emerges from the Greek side that validates your claim. The Greek can never conceal anything that will humiliate Turkey. If they have a video to prove that Turkey lied, they’ll certainly release it to the public. If they don’t release such a video, it means they don’t have it, which means it never existed. Turkey and Greece are enemies. Greece will never spare Turkey in an information war.

ΠΑΡΜΕΝΙΩΝ

” If they have a video to prove that Turkey lied, they’ll certainly release it to the public.”

You said the same for your frigate. !! that what we were saying were lies !! But it turned out that we were telling the TRUTH! And then there was the video of the naval battle, which was seen by European leaders and Macron. And NOW there is a video that proves what we say … wait a while and it will be released.. We have a proverb here in Greece … “a lie has short legs” …

mhtsaropinigitakis

also after that incident 10 Greek 16s sandwiched the Turkish ones and they had to retreat.. it was in the news today…do i believe it? maybe yes maybe not….both sides are spreading propaganda…this video could be 10 years old…no way to know//the HUDS dont display date or location

guest

hahahaa you little boys funny, I wants action, nee nan a na…..

guest

This is turning into a freak show. Either fight or shut the fuck up. My beer is getting warm.

FANFARΟNE ? Year of the Pig ??

shattap irani freak, none of this is your business LOL

guest

Irani? lol me thinks not

FANFARΟNE ? Year of the Pig ??

irani are well known of hiding their true identity b/c they are too ashamed xD

guest

hahaha you funny boy

The Objective

Not because they are too ashamed, but because Shiites always try to hide their true motives and identity throughout history.

ΠΑΡΜΕΝΙΩΝ

Go back to your cave monkey man

guest

ok, me go now, you little boys jerky now..hahhaha

Sauron

No biggie. 2 Nato countries training together. Frequent training makes Air Force more advantegous on the battlefield. I bet Greek and Turkish pilots are better than French, Italian or Spanish pilots. 2016 NATO jet downed non-NATO jet, and the retaliation was the ban on tomatoes:))). That is the power of Air Force.

Vas

The vid is fake, they are all turkish jets fighting in each other in a exercise, you can clearly see that from the camo. Greek F-16s using a camo called Aegean Ghost which is way different that the 2 grey colors used by the Turkish F-16s.

Turkish F-16:
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Hellenic F-16:
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You Turks are so desperate to show something after the kicked you received in the last couples days from the Hellenic air-force, that you cant even do a proper photoshop propaganda.

https://twitter.com/stamatis_0/status/1299727607748067328

cechas vodobenikov

the complexities here have not been settled—Turkey has no legal claim to any of Cyprus or adjacent sea. Italy, Egypt, Greece, France, LNA, Italy, Bulgaria are all finding common ground–not turkey

James Adams

Greece needs to unify with southern Cyprus and deploy in Libya to fight the Turkish mercenaries.

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