Friday, April 13, 2018

Greek Fighter Jet Crashes in Aegean Sea After Intercepting Turkish Planes

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Greece fighter jet CRASHES in dogfight with Turkey planes, Ottoman Greek genocide aspirations




A new chapter in the well-scrubbed history of the Turkish jihad against the Greeks. The Greek genocide, including the Pontic genocide, was the systematic genocide of the Christian Ottoman Greek population from its historic homeland in Anatolia during World War I and its aftermath by the Turkish Muslims. Of course in this latest Turkish act of aggression, the Greeks will be blamed, despite the endless genocide by the Turks of the Greeks, Armenians, Assyrians etc. For the Turks, it has never ended. And they have never owned up to their barbarity.


Since the Greek genocide and the defeat of the Ottoman Islamic empire, the Turks have continued to taunt and menace Greece. Turkey has been conducting a low-grade war against Greece for decades; for years, Turkey has claimed Greek islands in the Aegean and menaced Greek planes and ships. Successive Turkish governments have made it clear that they do not really take seriously Greece’s independence, and want to erode and ultimately destroy the independent Greek state.
Now Erdogan has explicitly declared that he wants to reconquer the lands held by the Ottomans, which includes Greece; consequently, the Turkish military routinely harasses Greek planes and ships. Clearly, Erdogan is itching for a war with Greece — or more precisely, a jihad.
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GREECE FIGHTER JET CRASHES IN DOGFIGHT WITH TURKEY PLANE JUST DAY AFTER GREEKS OPEN FIRE

A GREEK fighter jet has crashed into the sea after claims of a dog fight with Turkish planes in disputed airspace just days after Greek soldiers opened fire on a helicopter.
By Mark Chandler, April 12, 2018
The Mirage 2000-5 plunged into the eastern Aegean Sea today near the island of Skyros.
It was thought to have been returning to base after intercepting Turkish fighter jets.
Minister of National Defence Panos Kammenos later announced the pilot was dead.
He said: “A Greek pilot is in the pantheon of heroes.
“He fell for faith and homeland fighting to defend our sovereignty and territorial integrity. Sincere condolences to his family.”
According to local media, the jet had been involved in a dog fight with the Turkish planes.
However, Turkey has denied having any planes in the region.
The crash follows a spike in tensions between Greece and Turkey over the disputed airspace.
On Monday, Greek soldiers fired on a Turkish helicopter in the Aegean.
Soldiers fired tracer rounds towards the helicopter as it approached the island of Ro late on Monday night.
After the shots – described as warning shots – had been fired, the chopper left the area.
The Greek government accused Turkey of a provocative act after the aircraft approached with its navigation lights switched off.
Both countries are at odds over the sovereignty of the Aegean islands, the waters around them and the airspace above.
Turkish aircraft are said to have entered the airspace thousands of times, leading to a number of dog fights between the air forces.
The current escalation began when the Greek Supreme Court blocked the extradition of eight Turkish soldiers who Ankara claims were involved in the country’s coup.
Greece blocked the extradition saying they would not have a fair trial under President Erdogan.
Last summer the captain of a Turkish freight ship said the Greek coast guard had opened fire on his vessel after he refused an order to dock at a port in the Aegean Sea.
And last month two Greek soldiers were captured by Turkish military after they crossed the border.
Turkey accuses them of being spies, whereas Greece says the men simply got lost in fog and crossed the border by accident.
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Greek Fighter Jet Crashes in Aegean Sea After Intercepting Turkish Planes



Amid mounting tensions between Greece and Turkey in the Aegean Sea, a Greek fighter plane reportedly crashed on Thursday after intercepting Turkish fighters near the island of Skyros. The pilot was reported dead on Thursday morning.

Hurriyet Daily News notes that Greek intercepts of Turkish jets are a fairly common occurrence in the Aegean these days. The Associated Press adds that many of the encounters escalate into “mock dogfights in disputed airspace.”
The jet that crashed was a single-seat Mirage 2000-5 that was part of a two-plane patrol.
“A Greek pilot joins the pantheon of heroes. He fell in the defense of our national sovereignty and territorial integrity,” Greek Defense Minister Panos Kammenos said on Twitter.
Kammenos recently described Turkey as an “enemy” of Greece, accused the Turks of planning to seize disputed Aegean islands by force, and vowed they will be defeated if they make the attempt.
The Greek Defense Ministry has not yet released a comprehensive official account of the plane crash. A source on the Greek general staff told AFP the fighter went down while returning to base after an intercept mission, shortly before it was scheduled to land.
“The mission was over and the plane was returning. We still don’t know if there was an actual engagement with the Turkish air force,” the officer said.
The Greeks have said their patrol was responding to Turkish planes violating their airspace, while Turkey claims none of its jets were near the site of the crash.