‘Necessary response’ given after Greek ‘harassment’ in NATO drill,

“Combat and support aircraft of our Air Force and the AWACS aircraft commissioned by NATO performed the NEXUS ACE training mission, which was notified to all allies 24 hours in advance, in international airspace over the Aegean Sea on Monday,” the ministry said in a statement on Dec. 20.

Despite Greek “harassment” aimed to prevent the mission, the Turkish Air Force continued its task and “successfully” completed the mission, while Turkish F-16 jets that took off from Dalaman and Akhisar air bases responded to the Greek aircraft, it said.

This is the second similar incident since the weekend. Greek aircraft “tried to prevent” a Turkish-NATO mission in the Aegean, and Turkish warplanes gave a “necessary response,” the Defense Ministry said on Dec. 17. Läs artikel