Skip to comments.Turkish warplanes violate Greek airspace 22 times within 24 hours
Posted on 02/17/2016 9:20:46 AM PST by Leaning Right
Turkish fighter jets repeatedly intruded Greek airspace within a short time frame, Athens said. Though no live rounds were exchanged, Greek warplanes were deployed to intercept the Turkish jets leading to a tense aerial encounter.
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usually sarcasm doesn’t work that well. But that was freaking brilliant lol
Turks were training their pilots on how they would be intercepted when crossing into Syria.
Turkey vs Greece?? Another traditional hostility resurfacing!!
It’s a good thing for Turkey that they can count on NATO. Otherwise things might get ugly. And what could go wrong if NATO is obliged to act? It’s not like that sort of squabble with interlocking treaties has turned out badly, not in nearly a century.
F-16 vs F-16?
So Turkey is saying it’s okay for us to violate another country’s airspace but don’t violate ours or you’ll be shot down.
Greece has made itself irrelevant. AND they p%@#ed off every single government in Europe.... Where will THEY turn for help in defending themselves from Turkey (or anyone else)?
Training vs training.
Not only that, they are both NATO members.
It’s not like the Turks shot down somebody else’s plane for doing the same thing they’re doing.
Oh, that’s right. They did.
I doubt if Greece is in a position to do anything but send a strongly worded protest. They have a small number of dated aircraft, but I wonder if they have the money to fuel them. Perhaps they can convert olive oil to jet fuel.
1. Russia is not threatening to invade Turkey, yet. Of course that did not stop NATO in the Balkans from making war on Serbia.
2. Greece is also a NATO ally. So in a Greece-Turkey dispute, who does NATO back?
3. Syria is not invading Turkey.
There seems to be a single common thread in these disputes, they involve one nation whose best friend happens to be Barack Obama.
One final note, I know one NATO country that will not come to Turkey's aid in a war with any of these other countries.
Absolutely. Their fellow Orthodox brethren.
How did NATO handle Turkey’s 1974 invasion of Cyprus?
Turkey has already been told by NATO they are on their own after the Russian fighter shoot-down.
NATO also is not bound to help members if that member initiates a conflict.
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