The Greek Coast Guard has attempted to inspect a Comoros-flagged Ro-Ro vessel that was suspected of smuggling weapons to Libya for Turkey (violating #UN imposed arms embargo) 11 nautical miles SW of Tenedos. They refused to stop & Greek coast guard fired warning shots to get them to co-operate.
Turkey said the Greek Coast Guard fired on a ship in international waters in the northern Aegean Sea, marking another potential escalation of tension between the NATO countries.
The vessel wasn’t emitting a signal, according to a Greek shipping ministry official, so the Greek Coast Guard requested it stop to be boarded. The captain refused the control and sped off, prompting the Coast Guard to fire warning shots in the air and not at the vessel, said the official, requesting anonymity as details have not yet been made public.
Since 2017, Turkey has smuggled significant number of weapons to Libya using commercial cargo aircraft & cargo ships in-order to evade the UN imposed arms embargo on the country. Various terrorist organizations have used Turkish weapons during the Libyan civil wars.
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