Greek Prime Minister Concerned With Turkey’s Airspace Violations

© REUTERS / Alkis KonstantinidisGreek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras looks on during a meeting with Mayor of Piraeus Yannis Moralis (not pictured) at his office at the Maximos Mansion in Athens, Greece, February 11, 2016.
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras looks on during a meeting with Mayor of Piraeus Yannis Moralis (not pictured) at his office at the Maximos Mansion in Athens, Greece, February 11, 2016. - Sputnik International
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Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras expressed concern on Tuesday with regular airspace violations carried out by Turkey and tensions arising from them.

The eastern Aegean Sea. - Sputnik International
Turkey Violates Greek Airspace 22 Times Within 24 Hours
ATHENS (Sputnik) – Tsipras led a cabinet delegation for the High Level Cooperation Council with Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu in the Turkish port city of Izmir earlier in the day.

"I once again openly expressed Athens’ concern about the continuing violations of our airspace and especially growing preliminary air operations. This growth does not help create a good climate of friendship, and I told the Prime Minister that we have to solve this problem on its merits," Tsipras said.

For over 40 years, Turkey has not accepted Greece’s internationally recognized 10-mile airspace and claimed that Greek airspace stretches six miles.

Scrambled Greek jets have regularly entered into virtual aerial combat with Turkish aircraft in violation of Greek airspace.

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