Greek PM helicopter buzzed by Turkish jets

Greek PM says Turkish jets forced his helicopter to reduce altitude

ATHENS (Reuters) – Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said Turkish jets buzzed his helicopter as he was flying on Monday to a Greek island to mark the anniversary of the 1821 uprising against Ottoman rule, but Turkey said there was no attempt to intercept his flight.

“They forced the helicopter I was on to maneuver low until Greek jets intercepted the forces violating our national air space,” Tsipras said in a speech on the island of Agathonisi, a few miles from Turkey’s Mediterranean coast.

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Source: reuters.com

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, by Blömke/Kosinsky/Tschöpe

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