A photograph of Turkish commandos unfurling their country’s flag on the seabed off the naval base of Souda in Crete during a NATO exercise has caused anger in Greece.
Hundreds have taken onto social media to declare that their action was provocative.
The controversial photo was also briefly uploaded onto a NATO web site before administrators took it down following complaints by Greek officials.
The Turkish soldiers were participating in a NATO exercise called “Ariadne-19” off the coast of Crete.
Yunanistan'ın ev sahipliğinde gerçekleşen ARIADNE-19 Tatbikatı'na iştirak eden Mayın Avlama Gemimiz TCG AKÇAKOCA, Suda/Girit limanına ziyaret gerçekleştirdi. Mayın Harbi Eğitimlerinde SAS Timlerimiz 2 adet eğitim mayını ile 1 adet EYP tespit etti.https://t.co/H56yCzIxIr pic.twitter.com/k8gCALzLiO
— Millî Savunma Bakanlığı (@tcsavunma) March 19, 2019