Warning shots during an incident between the Greek Coast Guard and Turkish fishermen

Another incident involving a Turkish fishing vessel and a Greek Coast Guard patrol boat took place early Tuesday evening, northwest of the Inousses group of islands in Greek waters, the Greek Coast Guard said on Wednesday.

According to the Coast Guard, one of its patrol boats approached a Turkish fishing vessel and asked it to leave the area. The Turkish boat did not obey and tried to ram the Greek boat. The Coast Guard then fired horns and warning shots.

The fishing boat was reported to have sustained minor damage. In the end, the fishing boat left for the Turkish coast.

According to information media, there were three men on board the fishing boat who were throwing various items at the Coast Guard vessel when they were ordered to leave the area as it was Greek territorial waters. The Coast Guard reportedly fired 2 to 3 warning shots.

Group Inousses Islands located in a zone that Turkey considers disputed. For this reason, conflicts between Greek and Turkish fishermen take place there every year, and almost every time shots are fired.

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