Monday, November 9, 2009

Frontex Aircraft Warned Again by Turkey

Naftemporiki reports that despite protests from Athens, Turkey continues to harass Frontex aircraft operating in the Aegean.

Last night at 23:15 an Estonian Frontex aircraft operating near the border between Greece and Turkey received a warning from a Turkish ground station. The aircraft was patrolling against illegal immigrants at the time and was flying north of Farmakonisi at an altitude of 4,000 feet.

The Turkish operator ordered the Frontex aircraft to leave the area because it was supposedly in Turkish airspace.

The aircraft continued its mission as per normal and landed back in Kos at 02:03 without further incident.

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