Thursday, March 4, 2010

Turkey Warns FRONTEX Aircraft Once Again

Proto Thema reports that a Turkish radar station issued repeated warnings to a Polish FRONTEX aircraft operating in the Aegean. According to the Turkish warnings the Polish aircraft was flying within Turkish airspace.

The FRONTEX aircraft was in fact in Greek airspace operating within a few miles off the Coast of Farmakonisi Island. The Turkish warnings started at 12:40, were continuous and lasted for about one hour. According to the warnings the airspace above the Greek Island of Farmakonisi was considered Turkish. The Polish aircraft took off from the Airport of Kos Island at 00:05 and landed back again at 02:30 after completing its mission.

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