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Israeli Warplanes Fly Low over Turkish Exploration Ship

Al-Manar | September 30, 2011

Low-flying Israeli jet fighters “harassed” a Turkish seismic research ship exploring for natural gas reserves in the Eastern Mediterranean near Cyprus on Thursday night, according to Turkish media reports, in what seemed to be a further escalation in the already fraying ties between the once longtime allies.

Today’s Zaman, citing accounts in Turkish daily Vatan and Greek Cypriot daily Phileleftheros, reported that two F-15 jets took off from Tel Aviv and flew through the airspace of both Greek Cyprus and Turkish-controlled northern Cyprus. The jets reportedly ignored warnings from officials of Turkish Cyprus.

According to the report, Turkey sent two F-16 jets to track the Israeli F-15s, which subsequently returned to occupied Palestine.

Turkey said on Tuesday it was exploring for gas in an offshore zone where Cyprus started drilling last week.

September 30, 2011 - Posted by | Militarism

2 Comments »

  1. It is obvious, the evil Zionist warmongering entity is looking for a confrontation and will continue until the entire Middle East is on fire.

    Comment by B.benhamid | September 30, 2011 | Reply

  2. harassment is just the start

    Comment by boycott kosher | September 30, 2011 | Reply


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