According to Greek media, this morning around 13:23 CEST a couple of Turkish Air Force Lockheed Martin F-16s flew over Greek islands of Kastellorizo archipelago at an altitude of 12,500 feet. They were intercepted by Hellenic Air Force F-16s.
Turkish resource surveys to the south and east of the Greek island of Kastellorizo will commence today and will occur until August 2, Attaleia hydrographic service in Turkey announced.
It has been declared by Ankara that the research ship ‘Oruc Reis’ will sail in the area and for this reason the Greek armed forces have been put on high alert throughout the territory.
Increased activity has been observed at the Aksaz naval base, with 15 naval 15 reportedly having left there placing Athens and the Hellenic Navy on alert.
The chief of the Hellenic National Defense General Staff (GEETHA), Konstantinos Floros, has expedited his return from Cyprus.
#HellenicAirForce Embraer ERJ-135LR reg 145-209 departed #Larnaca International Airport in #Cyprus heading back to #Elefsis AFB in #Greece now flying southwestbound in an unusual course most likely due to tensions with #Turkey pic.twitter.com/KKdyzP0l9i— AegeanHawk (@AegeanHawk) July 21, 2020