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Turkish Vessel Harasses Greek Coast Guard Off the Shores of Samos

A Greek Coast Guard vessel was harassed by the Turkish Coast Guard boat during a search and rescue operation off the island of Samos in the eastern Aegean on Tuesday morning according to a statement released by the Hellenic...

Turkish Coast Guard Harasses Greek Patrol Boat

A Turkish coast guard vessel carried out dangerous maneuvers around a Greek patrol boat in Greek territorial waters near Leros island, the Shipping and Island Policy Ministry said on Wednesday. The incident occurred on Monday off Farmakonisi, located northeast of...

Greek Coast Guard Clashes with Turkish Fishing Boat

The Greek Coast Guard clashed with a Turkish fishing boat off the coast of Chios on Tuesday evening. Upon spotting the Turkish fishing boat in a stretch of sea between the Greek islands of Chios and Oinousses, the Greek Coast...

Greek Coast Guard Boat Harassed by Turkish Vessel

A Greek Coast Guard patrol boat was harassed by a Turkish counterpart on Sunday, suffering minor damages but no crew member injuries

Turkish Coast Guard Vessel Harasses Greek Fishing Boat

A Turkish Coast Guard vessel harassed a Greek fishing boat recently off the coast of the island of Kalymnos, not far from the Turkish coastline. The entire incident, which took place near Imia, the tiny rocky islet that was...

Greek Coast Guard Rescues 96 Migrants Despite Turkish Obstruction

Greek Coast Guard, Navy and merchant vessels conducted a rescue operation within Greek territorial waters on Tuesday, with two Turkish coast guard boats trying to obstruct the mission. Specifically, a boat with 96 migrants and refugees left  Bodrum, Turkey and...

Turkish Coast Guard Vessel Reportedly Tries to Overturn Greek Fisherman's Boat

A Greek man who was speargun fishing near Oinousses island on Wednesday said that a Turkish coast guard vessel tried to tie his boat and drag it to Turkish waters and overturn it. The man, who is a Chios island...

Turkish Coast Guard Intercepts Migrant Vessels On Route to Greece, Arrests Smugglers

On Monday the online Turkish news source trt.net.tr reported that the Turkish coast guard had intercepted two vessels that were carrying some 260 migrants headed for Greece. There were 112 refugees, including 57 children onboard a vessel disembarking from the...

Turkish Coast Guard Chopper Commits Air Violation, Flys Low Over Greek Island of Kos

According to ekathimerini.com, Greek authorities have reported that a Turkish Coast Guard helicopter flew at low altitude over the Greek island of Kos in the eastern Aegean sea Thursday morning. The incident took place after the helicopter entered the Athens...

Commission Source in Athens Clarifies Juncker's Statements Over Joint Patrols

The European Commission never called for joint Greek and Turkish coast guard patrols in the Aegean, but simply for more effective guarding of Greek and Turkish maritime borders, sources of the European Commission in Athens said on Friday. The same...