Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Frontex Aircraft Receives Warning by Turkey

Eleftherotypia newspaper reports that a Swedish Frontex aircraft patrolling the Aegean against illegal immigrants was harassed by a Turkish radar station.

On Tuesday morning on two occasions, at 03:20 and at 04:33, the crew of the aircraft received warnings from the Turkish ground station warning the crew that they are within Turkish airspace. The aircraft was at the time in Greek airspace in the area of Agathonisi.

The Turkish ground station warned the Frontex patrol that it would face interception if it did not leave the area. The aircraft completed its mission and landed safely back at Kos island.

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