Northern Cyprus warns Israel against airspace violations

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May 18, 2012 08:52

 
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Northern Cyprus on Thursday warned Israel against violating its airspace, Anatolia news agency reported, just one day after Israel was accused of violating northern Cypriot airspace.

According to the report, Turkish Cypriot leader Dervis Eroglu phoned Israel's ambassador to Cyprus over this issue, warning him against repeated offenses.

On Thursday, Turkey said it had scrambled two combat aircraft to intercept the Israeli plane. "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 Turkish military said.

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