Serhat TUNAR -TDO- Turkish Foreign Ministry Spokesman Hami Aksoy denied the claim that the helicopter carrying Greek Defence Minister Nikos Panagiotopoulos was harassed by Turkish warplanes.
Hami Aksoy answered the question posed to the Turkish Ministry of foreign affairs in writing.
Hami Aksoy, said in his response: "our warplanes have performed a diagnostic task within the framework of routine activities in the Aegean, Mr. Defense Minister carrying the helicopter harassment is not out of the question. Trying to escalate tensions by dramatizing routine flights is of no use to this country. Instead, these issues need to be addressed in a process of confidence-building measures initiated between the two countries' Defense Ministries."
As it is known, tensions between the two countries have grown over the fact that the helicopter carrying Greek Defense Minister Nikos Panagiotopoulos was harassed by Turkish warplanes.