The Turkish corvette Bandirma violated Greek territorial waters on Wednesday by sailing for nearly 19 hours within Greek territorial waters in the southeastern and central Aegean. It entered the Greek territorial waters at 9.45 am.
The latest provocation by the Turkish armed forces was seen as “a serious challenge” by Greece’s General Defense Staff, who added that “ships and resources of the Hellenic Navy monitored and are monitoring this warship throughout the duration of its course.”
The Turkish corvette came from the eastern Mediterranean and entered Greek territorial waters on March 26 approximately at 9:45 am, cruising around several Greek islands in the southeastern and central Aegean.
The Turkish corvette retreated from Greek territorial waters approximately at 4.30 am on Thursday March 27, passing through the Kafirea Straits (Cavo Doro) on following a northeast course.