The Turkish coast guards on Tuesday rescued three people who were on board a private boat off the coast of the Greek island of Rhodes in the Aegean Sea and who had suffered an “alleged attack” by the Greek armed forces.
In a statement, the Turkish Coast Guard stated that there were two Turkish citizens and one Syrian and regretted that all three were injured, one of them seriously.
Four boats and a team of divers were deployed on the scene while the wounded were taken to a hospital in the Turkish city of Marmaris, where prosecutors have started an investigation.
Tensions between Greece and Turkey have increased significantly in recent months, particularly due to their maritime disputes in the eastern Mediterranean. For their part, NATO members have repeatedly rejected the hydrocarbon exploration activities carried out by Turkey in the region.