posted on Sep, 29 2011 @ 11:46 AM
Apparently the Turks sent an aircraft close to Israel's air space, so Israel's response was to send a pair of F16's towards the Greek island of
Kastelorizo, but within the the Nicosia(Cyprus) FIR, after lodging the required paper work with Cyprus(for military aircraft flying in another FIR as
They flew again to the edge of Turkeys FIR.
Shortly after that, Turkey sent a pair of it's F16's towards Israel, Israel responded immediately by sending up 6 F16's, all armed. The Turkish
F16's abruptly turned back. Apparently the rumour(a pretty strong one) is that the Israeli jets had orders to shoot them down if challenged. Most
likely nothing would have happened unless they entered Israel's FIR or air space.
Israeli helicopters were flying around the drilling rig in Cyprus' block 12 today as well.