Ankara denies reports of blocking NATO ships entering its water borders


According to a Greek website report, three NATO vessels are already present at the Greek side of the Aegean Sea. NewPost reported that a German vessel tried to move from the Greek side of the Aegean Sea to the Turkish side, but the Turkish authorities didn't allow it to enter.

A Turkish official said that “work (between the Turkish government and NATO) is going on to have NATO activity conducted as planned.”

A Turkish official rejected the accuracy of an AFP news agency report which indicated that the Turkish government is not allowing NATO ships to enter its water borders despite the agreement for common operations against the human traffickers.

Turkish daily, Hurriyet reported today that Ankara described the AFP report as “fabricated” saying that it is not true that NATO vessels are unable to start their operations because the Turkish government doesn’t permit them to enter the Turkish waters.

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