Turkish President threatened Greece would pay a heavy price if it continued to harass Turkish planes over the Aegean.

Iran PressAsia: NATO members Greece and Türkiye have maritime and air border disputes that go back centuries, including the 1974 partition of Cyprus, as well as the discovery of fossil fuels in the Mediterranean. This friction has brought them to the brink of war three times in the last half-century.

Last Sunday evening, Greek media reported the interception of a number of Turkish fighters and drones over the Aegean Sea.

Erdogan was referring to Ankara’s claim that Greek S-300 surface-to-air missiles stationed on Crete locked on a Turkish aircraft west of Rhodes last Sunday, which he referred to as a “hostile act.”

Athens has vehemently denied Türkiye’s allegation, with Greek military sources assuring that the S-300s did not lock on to Turkish F-16 fighter jets.

Turkiye also claims Greece is stationing troops on islands in the Aegean Sea in violation of peace treaties signed after World War I and World War II. 219

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