Turkey says Greece 'harassed' Turkish jets during NATO mission

The Greek fighter jets put Turkish F-16s "under a radar lock" above the eastern Mediterranean during a NATO mission, Xinhua news agency reported, citing the semi-official Anadolu Agency. The Turkish side gave a "necessary response" and the Greek planes left the region, said Anadolu.

Turkey summoned the Greek military attache in Ankara after Greek F-16 jets "harassed" Turkish warplanes during a NATO mission.

The Greek fighter jets put Turkish F-16s "under a radar lock" above the eastern Mediterranean during a NATO mission, Xinhua news agency reported, citing the semi-official Anadolu Agency.

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The Turkish side gave a "necessary response" and the Greek planes left the region, said Anadolu.

The Greek military attache was summoned to the Turkish Defence Ministry over the incident, it added.

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The relations between the two NATO allies have long been at odds over a series of issues, including maritime and energy problems in the Aegean Sea and the Mediterranean Sea, minority, and illegal immigration.

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To find diplomatic solutions to their problems, the delegations of the two countries restarted their consultative talks in 2021 after a five-year break.

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