ISTANBUL - Hürriyet Daily News with wires
Turkey rejected Wednesday a Greek claim that its warplanes flew too close to a Greek civilian aircraft.
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Foreign Ministry spokesman Burak Özügergin told reporters Turkish authorities have looked into the matter and determined that "the accusation does not reflect the truth."
Radar records and logs demonstrate beyond any doubt that the closest distance at any given time between the Turkish F-16s and the Greek passenger plane was no less than five kilometers, Özügergin said.
He said the jets were intercepted and harassed by Greek military aircraft.
Greece on Tuesday protested that Turkish planes had violated its airspace in the Aegean, endangering an Olympic Airlines plane carrying 49 passengers between the islands of Rhodes and Lesvos.
Turkish and Greek jets often carry out mock dogfights in disputed airspace over the Aegean.