Tuesday, 07 December 2021 10:09 GMT

Turkey stops Greek ship from entering Imia


(MENAFN) According to the Turkish military, its navy has managed to stop a Greek coast guard motorboat and a patrol ship from approaching the disputed island of Imia (Kardak) in the Aegean Sea.

"On the 28th of January at approximately at 11:30 a.m. a Greek coast guard motorboat and a patrol ship attempted to enter the waters near Kardak Island. The Turkish Naval Forces prevented their attempt to approach this island," reports the Turkish military department, according to Sputnik.

It was also noted in the report that the Turkish Armed Forces will continue "to defend national interests according to international law."

The Greek vessels departed after the warning of the Turkish coast guard officers, according to the publication.

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