Greece denies Aegean Sea incident

Greece denies Aegean Sea incident


Greece denied reports of a shootout with Turkish forces near an Aegean Sea islet and urged media in both countries to show restraint.
"Many things were heard. That there were shootings, ha there were arrests... which did not happen," said Dimiris Reppas, government spokesman.
In the latest incident, which had similarities with Imıa crisis three years ago, Greek media had reported a violet confrontation beween boatloads of Turkish journalists and coast guard vessels near Plati. According to Reppas, he coast guard told the two Turkish boats they were in Greek waers "and they went away. There was no episode. That's how things were."
"I want to stress that foreign policy can not be carried out by citizens. No one can take reponsibility themselves to solve the international relations f any country," complained Greek Prime Minister Costas Simitis.

14 Kasım 2019 Magazin Bülteni.

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