Footage released on Saturday by Turkish security sources shows a Greek assault vessel harassing a Turkish corvette during military exercise Sea Wolf (Denizkurdu) 2019, according to Anadolu Agency.
Turkey’s TCG Burgazada corvette was harassed by the Kristalidis fast attack missile craft in international waters of the Aegean Sea, according to the Turkish news agency.
Turkey’s largest military exercise, supervised by the Turkish navy, kicked off on Monday, and will run through May 25 in the eastern Mediterranean, Aegean and Black Sea with 131 warships, 57 warplanes and 33 helicopters.
The Greek boat approached the Turkish corvette from the left and maneuvered very close endangering navigational safety.
The Turkish crew gave warnings to the Greek boat after which it left.
The harassment attempt is also contrary to the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, adopted in 1972 by the International Maritime Organization, said the Turkish agency.