Turkish Coast Guard harasses Greek fishermen

New Turkish provocation – Turkish coastguard vessels harassed Greek fishermen fishing around Imia area

A new incident took place on Thursday morning (19/12/2019) between Greek fishermen and a Turkish patrol boat in the Imia area.

Shortly after 9:00 in the morning, a Turkish coastguard boat approached 3 Greek fishing vessels in the area.

The Turks asked the Greek fishermen to leave. Something they didn’t do.

The Turkish vessels began dangerous maneuvers next to them, while cutting the nets of a fisherman.

The Coast Guard and the Ministry of National Defense were informed of the incident.