Turkey rejects German allegations that its fighters violated Greek airspace


Turkish Foreign Ministry spokesman Tango Bilgic said that Ankara rejects German allegations that his country’s fighters violated Greek airspace.


This came in a statement Thursday in response to statements by German Foreign Ministry spokesman Christian Wagner, who claimed that Turkish fighters violated Greek airspace.

He pointed out that the German side is making allegations against Ankara, despite the fact that it was the Greek fighters who violated Turkey’s airspace and carried out overland flights.

He stressed that Wagner’s allegations against Ankara are unacceptable.


He called on Germany, “which claims that it is making efforts to secure dialogue and reduce escalation” between Ankara and Athens, not to take sides.

He also called on Germany not to make biased statements “on issues beyond its responsibility and authority.”

A few days ago, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned Greece and demanded it to stay away from “dreams and behaviors that will lead to regret,” calling on it to give up arming the demilitarized islands in the Aegean Sea.


Greece continues to defend its policy of arming the eastern Aegean islands, despite this violation of the provisions of the Lausanne and Paris agreements, which granted Athens sovereignty over the islands.