Turkish PM Yildirim: We lowered Greek flag in Aegean!
In a provocative statement, the Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said the country’s coast Guard lowered a Greek flag on a rocky island, according to Turkish Daily Hurriyet.
In a speech today, he referred to Greece accusing the country escalating tensions by its actions: “We are aware of some of the actions of our neighbor Greece, which causes the tension to rise from time to time in the Aegean. Increases in these tensions have multiplied lately, especially on matters of sovereignty.
Again, we can see actions similar to those taking place in Kartdak (Imia) and again on Didim Island, an attempt was made to raise a Greek flag on uninhabited ground. The Coast Guard intervened with the appropriate actions and lowered the flag from there.”
According to the Turkish newspaper, Yildirim, referring to the Didim islands, made mention of two rocky islets, located east of Farmakonisi, near the city of Didim, in the province of Aydin.
Sources from the Greek Pentagon say the Defence Ministry is looking into the matter to determine the exact location the alleged action took place.
You may be interested
Kavala: The port city with the numerous facesPanos - Dec 10, 2018
Kavala, the capital and main port of the Kavala prefecture is amphitheatrically built on the slopes of Mt. Symvolo forming…
Majestic natural pools you have to visit once!Panos - Dec 10, 2018
Natural pools are always the best way to cool down in the heat. Surrounded by some of the most beautiful…
Last Greeks of Alexandria struggle to keep their community alivePanos - Dec 10, 2018
During the building of modern Egypt, Alexandria was a melting pot. People from the Levant and Europe came together there…