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Athens demanded that Turkey stop provocations near the Greek shores

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras held a telephone conversation last night with Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım at the request of the Turkish side, reports RIA News.

The conversation took place shortly after the incident near the Imia Islands in the Aegean Sea, where a Turkish patrol boat rammed a Greek coast guard ship.

The Prime Minister of Greece resolutely indicated to his Turkish counterpart that such events as yesterday in the region of Imia undermine the Greek-Turkish and European-Turkish relations and violate international law. He stressed the need to immediately put an end to Turkey’s growing provocative violations in the territorial waters and airspace of the Greek islands in the Aegean Sea and to reduce tensions,
says the release of the press service of the Greek Prime Minister.

During the conversation, the heads of government agreed to step up negotiations on confidence-building measures.

As the Greek Coast Guard reported earlier, “on Monday at 23.40 (00.40 on Tuesday, Moscow time) in Greek territorial waters east of Imia, a Turkish patrol boat made dangerous maneuvers in violation of international rules for preventing collisions of ships, and collided with the stern on the left side of the 090 Greek coast guard guards who patrolled the area. ”

It is also reported that the Greek ship was damaged, while the crew members were not injured.

The Greek Foreign Ministry protested and summoned the Turkish ambassador to Athens on the carpet.
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  1. Looking Petrovich
    Looking Petrovich 14 February 2018 11: 52
    The prime minister of Greece resolutely indicated ...

    And what is the difference between resolutely indicated and simply indicated?
    1. Safevi
      Safevi 14 February 2018 11: 53
      But in my opinion the opposite. Yesterday Erdogan said that "Greece should calm down and not escalate the situation"
      1. Giant thought
        Giant thought 14 February 2018 12: 03
        Turks with the Greeks can’t coexist peacefully in any way, the Turks feel that Greece is much stronger militarily, that’s why they sometimes become impudent.
    2. vlad66
      vlad66 14 February 2018 12: 13
      Quote: Looking Petrovich
      And what is the difference between resolutely indicated and simply indicated?

      The fact that Tsipras frowned and Erdogan grinned. yes hi
    KVU-NSVD 14 February 2018 12: 04
    Greek Prime Minister strongly pointed out to his Turkish counterpart that events like yesterday in the Imia region undermine Greek-Turkish and European-Turkish relations and violate international law
    But argue in a fight do not climb?
  3. novel66
    novel66 14 February 2018 12: 06
    Turks are some kind of multi-pitters. Our shoot ...
    1. dog breeder
      dog breeder 14 February 2018 12: 19
      Their activities in Syria give them hope not permissiveness. (While the elders allow)
  4. nivander
    nivander 14 February 2018 14: 03
    the Ottomans were terribly offended that the tricks want oil and gas without them to look around Cyprus ---