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Turkish, Greek jets in first dogfight after 27 months
Hurriyet Daily News ^ | April 16, 2014

Posted on 04/16/2014 9:10:58 AM PDT by Altenkrug

Turkish and Greek fighter jets engaged in a mid-air dogfight over the Aegean Sea twice on April 15 in a first since January 2012, Greek media has reported.

According to the reports based on Greek military sources, four F-16s belonging to the Turkish Air Force approached the Samothraki Island before the first dogfight. Four Greek F-16s took off “to locate and prevent” the Turkish aircraft. Sides faced off against each other north of Samothraki, as well as southwest of Limnos Island.

Greece unilaterally claims 10 nautical miles (19 km) of airspace, as opposed to the six miles of territorial waters, as Turkey and other NATO countries accept. Athens considers any unauthorized flight in the airspace from six to 10 miles in the Aegean a “violation.”

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While so much attention is being paid to the Ukraine and Russians isn’t it more impotant to sort things out within NATO before a real war breaks out between North Atlantic allies?
1 posted on 04/16/2014 9:10:58 AM PDT by Altenkrug
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To: Altenkrug

Brilliant idea letting Turkey into NATO. /s


2 posted on 04/16/2014 9:12:32 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

At the time it was a great idea with the Turks sharing a common border with the Soviet Union and the traditional Russian strategic of unimpeded access to the Med from the Black Sea. In a shooting war, rather have the Turks on my side than the Greeks.


3 posted on 04/16/2014 9:15:46 AM PDT by C19fan
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To: Altenkrug

Were any shots / missiles fired?

If not, this is an interception and escort at most, not a dogfight.


4 posted on 04/16/2014 9:16:39 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: dfwgator

Don’t the Turks participate in
The Religion of Peace ® ?


5 posted on 04/16/2014 9:21:35 AM PDT by Minutemen ("It's a Religion of Peace")
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To: Altenkrug

VERY quickly becoming a very multipolar world, a key Obama aim.

This trend willl accelerate.


6 posted on 04/16/2014 9:23:48 AM PDT by gaijin
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To: F15Eagle
Were any shots / missiles fired? If not, this is an interception and escort at most, not a dogfight.

The 'reporters' that write this drivel are clueless about almost everything in their lives. Maybe not even "almost" but totally clueless. The 100 monkeys at 100 typewriters could easily do as well.

7 posted on 04/16/2014 9:26:52 AM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: Altenkrug

Is it really a dogfight if nobody tries to shoot the other guy down?


8 posted on 04/16/2014 9:28:49 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Altenkrug
Turkish, Greek jets in first dogfight after 27 months

My goodness, what would NATO say?

9 posted on 04/16/2014 9:29:11 AM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: Altenkrug

Great journalism fail. They call it a Dog Fight. This assumes there were shots fired and/or downed fighter jets. Then there is no mention of either.

No details = Sensationalized Event


10 posted on 04/16/2014 9:29:58 AM PDT by Tenacious 1 (My whimsical litany of satyric prose and avarice pontification of wisdom demonstrates my concinnity.)
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To: dfwgator

In 1952 when Turkey joined NATO, it was the only member that actually bordered the Soviet Union. And the fact that they don’t get along with the Greeks isn’t exactly news.


11 posted on 04/16/2014 9:30:41 AM PDT by stormer
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To: Altenkrug
These are another two NATO countries that there is no love loss..check the history of what happened in 77 or 78..USA with held $$$ from Turkey cause of a Cyprus argument with Greece.
while stationed in Turkey 79-80 we used to tease the turkish barracks workers that Atta Turk was a Greek..(he was on his mom's side)..that guy would be furious...memories.
12 posted on 04/16/2014 9:39:28 AM PDT by Paul46360
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To: Don Corleone

” The 100 monkeys at 100 typewriters could easily do as well.”

““To be or not to be, that is the gazornenplatz.” Newhart


13 posted on 04/16/2014 9:40:07 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Don Corleone

I was about to get a little nervous with Greece and Turkey shooting at each other, until the article didn’t indicate either.

Yeah, ‘dogfight’ does not seem to fit the article.


14 posted on 04/16/2014 9:46:07 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: F15Eagle
I was about to get a little nervous with Greece and Turkey shooting at each other

Me too...I was gonna get nervous about running out of popcorn!

15 posted on 04/16/2014 9:50:49 AM PDT by gr8eman (But thermodynamics is just a social construct, created by the ruling white power structure)
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To: gr8eman

Turkey was talking (Erdogan) about sending destroyers to escort ‘Gaza relief ship’ a couple years back.

That could put NATO against Israel.

Anything that kook Erdogan does concerns me rather significantly.


16 posted on 04/16/2014 9:53:50 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: F15Eagle

s/b ‘Gaza relief ships’


17 posted on 04/16/2014 9:54:26 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: Altenkrug

Never let a Turk get behind your wingline...for a whole host of reasons.


18 posted on 04/16/2014 10:03:08 AM PDT by paddles ("The more corrupt the state, the more it legislates." Tacitus)
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To: C19fan

Turkey has access to 40 of our B61 nukes stationed on their soil per the basing agreement.


19 posted on 04/16/2014 10:38:08 AM PDT by afsnco
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