Turkey escalates for S-300: Sends alleged “harassment” of Turkish F-16 to NATO

Turkey escalates for S-300: Sends alleged “harassment” of Turkish F-16 to NATO
Turkey escalates for S-300: Sends alleged “harassment” of Turkish F-16 to NATO

Ankara insists to the false claims that Greece used the Russian S-300 system in Crete in order to “lock” Turkish F-16 and even intends to transfer these non-existent charges to NATO.

According to the Anadolu Agency, the Ministry of Defense of the neighboring country is preparing to send images with radar trackswhich “prove” the fighter jet’s jamming and alleged “locking” by the S-300 system.

The Turkish agency notes that the images will be sent to the defense ministries of the alliance member states, as well as to the NATO secretary general.

The Turkish Minister of Defense also made a statement on the matter, Hulusi Akar, who said: “It needs to be seen, understood and explained what our neighboring country has done, which is constantly trying to increase the tension. This blatant malice and recklessness is unacceptable.”

It is recalled that Turkey claims that on August 23 the Russian S-300 system in Crete “locked on” to Turkish aircraft on a mission flight, at an altitude of 10,000 feet west of Rhodes. According to Ankara, this incident constitutes a “hostile act” according to the NATO statute.

Alongside, according to what the Turkish side claims, Greek warplanes have violated Turkish airspace 256 times and harassed Turkish aircraft 158 ​​times. It also claims that Greek coast guard vessels have violated Turkish territorial waters 33 times.

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