Ankara criticises Athens for sending Navy ships to Kastellorizo

Ankara criticises Athens for sending Navy ships to Kastellorizo

Turkey criticised Greece again on Monday for keeping Navy ships in “demilitarised” islands of the eastern Aegean and sending a vessel to the small island of Kastellorizo, which is near Turkey, according to Turkish state-run Anadolu news agency.

“Greece has military ships at demilitarized E. Aegean islands, sent assault boats to Meis [Castellorizo] island near Turkey,” the Turkish National Defense Ministry was quoted as saying by Anadolu.

On Saturday, Hellenic Navy frigate Kanaris (F-464) completed its part in the French-led “Clemenceau 21” operation in the central and Eastern Mediterranean. 

The mission also involved units from the United States and Belgium. 

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