Yesterday afternoon, a merchant ship with a Turkish flag and an extremely suspicious cargo refused to answer the Greek coast guard's repeated calls to dock in to the port, for the cargo to be inspected, and got fired at, by the Greek Coast guard. As the captain of the Turkish ship said in the Turkish media, the Greek coast guard approached his ship when he was passing by Rhodes and demanded that he enter the port of the island. "We said we would not do it." They told us they would open fire if we did not stop, so there are 16 holes in the ship", he said. So far, things under international law are extremely simple, since the ship has received repeated calls and has refused to comply with the authorities' instructions. Indeed, the captain's insistence on denying a simple and justified request by the authorities, reinforces the view that something had to hide, drugs in particular, as is usual in such cases and as the complaint said.
The Turkish Foreign Ministry, instead of investigating the complaints and making statements about the ship's cargo, chose to go on the counter-attack, to allow the captain of the ship with narcotics to make statements on the Turkish channels and make the following announcement: "We were informed that in the outskirts of Rhodes a Greek coast guard opened a fire against the Turkish-flagged merchant ship that was passing from the port of Alexandreta in the harbor of Nicomedia. In no way can this be explained against a ship carrying cargo between two Turkish ports. All that we feel comforted, is that there have been no injuries. We strongly condemn this overpowering action by the Greek authorities that defies human life as a fundamental right and we want to share with the international public, the need not to repeat such an incident. "Turkey has now transported three of their navy ships to the region to reinforce the challenge and challenge of our national sovereignty.
The Turks have understood that they are dealing with the Greek government, who are subordinates, who are not interested in defending our national sovereignty but only in communicating their policy and thus are bringing the thermometer to the region alongside their provocative announcements. For our part, without knowing the facts in full, only through the narrations that were cited in the media, let us say a big well done to the Greek coast guard men, who did their duty in their entirety, endangering their lives by confronting the criminal elements of the jihadist partner, namely, Turkey.