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Israel violates Turkish airspace, chased away by Turkish fighter Jets

Turkish army command claims Israeli aircraft made incursions into area of oil and gas exploration in east Mediterranean.
ISTANBUL - Turkey scrambled military jets to
intercept an Israeli plane that violated the airspace of northern Cyprus
this week, the Turkish high command said on Thursday.Relations between former allies Turkey and Israel have fallen apart since Israeli commandos raided the Mavi Marmara
aid vessel in May 2010 to enforce a naval blockade of the Gaza Strip
and killed nine Turks in clashes with pro-Palestinian activists.
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Monday's
incident coincided with tensions on the Mediterranean island of Cyprus
over oil and gas exploration plans there, which could hinder UN-backed
efforts to reunite the island."A plane belonging to Israel, the
model of which could not be identified, violated KKTC (Turkish Republic
of Northern Cyprus) airspace (above its territorial waters) five times,"
the military said."In response to this situation, our 2XF-16
plane based at Incirlik was scrambled and our planes carried out patrol
flights in KKTC airspace, preventing the said plane from continuing to
violate KKTC airspace," said the statement, posted on the Turkish
general staff's website.In Jerusalem, an IDF spokeswoman said she was checking the report.

Cyprus
has been divided since 1974, when the Turkish military invaded the
island after a short-lived Greek Cypriot coup engineered by the military
junta then in power in Athens.Turkey still keeps about 30,000
troops in the north and is the only nation that recognizes the
self-declared Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus.The
internationally recognized Greek Cypriot government reported an offshore
natural gas discovery in December but its attempt to exploit the
reserves has been challenged by Turkey.Ankara has in turn given
approval for Turkey's state-run oil firm to carry out oil and gas
exploration in six offshore areas around northern Cyprus, drawing
condemnation from the Greek Cypriot government, which lays claim to the
territory.Israel has separately reported two major energy finds offshore in the sea separating it from Cyprus.

Israel has worked to enhance ties with Cyprus and Greece as its relations with Turkey have frayed.

The
eastern Mediterranean has recently seen joint Israeli military
maneuvers with its partners, as well as long-distance training by
Israel's air force for a possible strike against Iran's nuclear
facilities.The Israelis use warplanes and pilotless drones, as well as naval craft, to patrol their natural gas fields.

Turkey
stirred fears of a possible confrontation at sea by saying last year it
would boost its naval patrols in the eastern Mediterranean.But a
senior Israeli military officer told Reuters there had been no
discernible increase in Turkish naval operations in Israel's economic
waters, which extend 187 km (117 miles) from its coast.
http://www.jpost.com/DiplomacyAndPolitics/Article.aspx?id=270326


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Added: May-17-2012 Occurred On: May-17-2012
By: FUCK_S0PA
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  • Must be those spy birds the Turks have found...the national IQ cant get any lower

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  • Haha......Better watch out Israel your not America or some other major Country you can't go swinging your little schmekel around like your the big dog on the block

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    • @LSDforuandme haha it is not easy to use Nuke in turkish zone ! nuke istabul ant let us see how effect that our neighboors :) hahah moron! i did know germany still has jewish persons !

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    • @LSDforuandme hahaha it is not computer game you idiot :D you made me laugh :))))

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  • Let me guess, Israel will now cry to it's big brother America for help?

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  • Now, are you going to upload 10 different items about this, like you did with the officer and the Danish activist, while not one single post in the years since you joined LL of Turkey occupation of Cyprus, or their very long opression of the Kurds........?

    And still thinking we really buy your shit of supporting human rights.... LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLO

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    • @aydeo
      Remember Aydeo, N. Cyprus is just a settlement like Ariel that is 'too big' and therefore can't be dsimantled.

      Isn't that what you said about Ariel, seeing as it is a settlement on Palestinian land and therefore illegal...Careful, don't want to be a hypocrite

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    • @aydeo We saved countless Jews in WW2, countless Kurds in 1990's, and now we have more than 35,000 Syrian refugees. What have you done for human rights? Nothing but violate them constantly.

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    • @FUCK_S0PA Israel can push around Palestinians, but these acts will not go unpunished. After the Mavi Marmara illegal terror raid by Israel, Turkey is not in the mood of playing games. Those F-16 jets would have down the Israeli air craft in a heart beat if orders came through. Us Turks are good people we want nothing but peace, but we are known to unleash hell on our enemies. I have no problem against the Jewish people, my problem is with Israeli state.

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    • @FUCK_S0PA

      When was the last time you heard Israel telling Turkey what to do with N.Cyprus....?

      The issue here was with you bashing Israel almost 24 hr a day for one occupation, but ignores all others.

      It is quite understood you support Turkey, don't try to hide it.

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    • @turkzil

      Yes, i'm quite sure you were acting so nice to the Kurds, that is why they fighting you since god knows when.... lol!

      Israel by the way has right now over 50,000 African refugees from Sudan and it's region.

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