Turkey condemns Greece for opening fire on unarmed ship

There can be no reason to open fire on unarmed ship sailing from one Turkish port to another: Turkish Foreign Ministry

Turkey condemns Greece for opening fire on unarmed ship

World Bulletin / News Desk

Turkish Foreign Ministry strongly condemned Greece for an incident involving a Greek coast guard boat opening fire on a Turkish commercial ship on Monday.

In a written statement, the ministry said the Turkish ship M/V ACT carrying dry cargo was sailing from Iskenderun port in southern Turkey to Izmit port in northwestern Turkey when it came under attack by a Greek coast guard boat.

"We strongly condemn the unmeasured act of Greek authorities in this disgusting incident," the statement said.

There can be no reason to open fire on an unarmed ship sailing from one Turkish port to another, it added.

The statement said the only solace is that no one got killed or wounded in the incident.

The commercial ship that had come under attack later docked at Marmaris port in southwestern Turkey after it was escorted by three Turkish coastal guard boats and an assault boat.

Last Mod: 04 Temmuz 2017, 01:02
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