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Suspicions of a rigged scenario with Aktaioros - Turkish provocation denounced in Commission

The investigations of the Cypriot authorities for the new Turkish provocation continue, with the pursuit and shooting of a port vessel by a Turkish coastguard. Information and scenarios are examined, including a set of intensity scenes.

A scenario of staged tension, with the sole aim of intimidating and displaying power in view of Erdogan's new illegal descent, is being considered behind the unprecedented provocation by chasing and firing warning shots at a Turkish naval vessel off the Turkish coast.

According to information from Omega, the port vessel was carrying out reconnaissance patrol in the specific sea area after information was received about a new boat with migrants heading to the Cypriot coast from Turkey.

A boat was never spotted, despite the long presence of the port boat, and suddenly the Turkish coastguard appeared with its headlights on.

So far, however, it has not been possible to obtain a visual document of the incident, while the. Source of information about the boat is being investigated.

“As the president of the republic said, all the necessary actions have been taken, both at the political and diplomatic level, while we are also examining any legal measures. The European Union, the United Nations and UNFICYP have already been informed and we will wait for the next steps “, said the Minister of Defense, Charalambos Petridis.

MEP Costas Mavridis denounced the unprecedented Turkish provocation to the European Commission, asking Frontex to immediately guard the area, while the leader of the European People's Party in the European Parliament, Manfred Weber, condemned the incident.

“The EU can not remain silent in the face of Turkey's hostile behavior. The unprecedented shootings of the Turkish ship against the Cypriot coast guard are a dangerous escalation of tensions and we absolutely condemn it. Solidarity to our Cypriot friends! “

Meanwhile, the frigate of the French navy Forbin, which is sailing in the Eastern Mediterranean and is expected to participate in joint training exercises with the Republic, made its appearance in Cypriot waters.

Source: 24h.com.cy

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