The Greek coast guard announced that a patrol boat was “harassed” by a Turkish patrol boat and caused minor damage on Sunday, a day before the expected talks between the two countries’ heads of state and government in Brussels.
The Coast Guard shared in a statement with that the accident that was facing off the island of Lesbos die Aegean Sea did not cause any injuries.
“A Turkish Coast Guard patrol boat harassed a Lesbos Coast Guard patrol boat and caused minor damage,” it said in the explanation.
That kind of accident is in the Aegean common for patrols, die die Monitor migrant boats, die come to Greece from Turkey.
In April Greece accused Turkey of “escalating” with “dangerous” maneuvers and aid for illegal immigrants in to strive for the Aegean.
Athens urges Ankara to die Better control migration routes and take back hundreds of asylum seekers, die in the view of the Greek authorities do not deserve the right to protection as refugees.
The Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis is said to be on the sidelines of a NATO summit on Monday in Brussels hold talks with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
On Friday Mitsotakis stressed that die Enhance bilateral relations from de-escalation efforts and from “Turkey’s constructive participation in the dialogue and compliance with the terms set by the European Union” in accordance with international law, including the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea.
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