Turkish Coast Guard Harasses Greek Fishermen Off Islets of Imia

27 December 2019
1010 Views

A video showing two Turkish Coast Guard vessels harassing a Greek fishing boat near the Greek islet of Imia was released by the television station Open on Wednesday evening.

The video, which was shot by a member of the Greek crew earlier in the week, shows the Turkish vessels passing near the fishing boat from Kalymnos at high speed and performing dangerous maneuvers.

According to the report, the Greek vessel continued fishing despite the harassment.

Local fishermen say that such incidents are quite common near the Imia islands, whose sovereignty is disputed by Turkey.

Imia (or Kardak) in Turkish is a pair of small uninhabited islets in the Aegean Sea, situated between the Greece’s Dodecanese archipelago and the southwestern mainland coast of Turkey.

The islets were the object of a military crisis and subsequent dispute over sovereignty between Greece and Turkey in 1996.

You may be interested

Covid-19 Greece – 339 new cases reported
GREECE
shares35 views
GREECE
shares35 views

Covid-19 Greece – 339 new cases reported

makis - Sep 18, 2020

A total of 339 new cases of coronavirus in Greece were announced today, 39 of which were identified after checks…

Covid-19 Greece – 9 deaths in a day reported
GREECE
shares32 views
GREECE
shares32 views

Covid-19 Greece – 9 deaths in a day reported

makis - Sep 18, 2020

A total of 359 new cases of coronavirus in Greece were announced today, 36 of which were identified after checks…

Researchers untangle Crete’s oldest number system
GREECE
shares34 views
GREECE
shares34 views

Researchers untangle Crete’s oldest number system

Panos - Sep 18, 2020

According to a statement released by Elsevier, Silvia Ferrara of the University of Bologna and her colleagues conducted a new…

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.