Interior Ministry Refutes ‘hijacked coastguard vessels’ Reports

hhhhhTurkey’s Interior Ministry on July 20 refuted reports that two Turkish coastguard vessels were hijacked, saying that all of the vessels were on duty under the Coast Guard Command.

“The reports on hijacked vessels are not true,” the statement released from the ministry read, Anadolu Agency reported.

Earlier reports said that Turkish F-16 fighter jets conducted surveillance flights to check reports that two “missing Turkish coastguard vessels” had appeared in Greek waters in the Aegean Sea.