The Hellenic Air Force announced today that a formation of two Turkish RF-4 fighter – tactical reconnaissance aircraft entered the Athens FIR at 15:30, flying over the Greek island of Megisti (Kastelorizo), at 1,000 feet altitude . A minute later, the aircraft left the Athens FIR.
It is assumed that the pilots of the Turkish photo-reconnaissance aircraft photographed military facilities of the island.
This is the fourth time that Turkish jet fighters fly over Greek territory since the beginning of 2011. Earlier this year the Turkish Air Force conducted two overflights over Greek islands in October 2011 and an overflight in January.