After receiving an SOS call, local coast guard teams rushed to the aid of nearly 70 asylum seekers on rubber boats and lifeboats in the Aegean sea.
The straight has reopened to maritime traffic after the Turkish-flagged container ship, Kappa was safely anchored in the Ahirkapi Anchorage.
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu says Athens blocks the pathway to justice on existing issues.
The Greek claims stem from an October 31 incident in which a Turkish boat was assigned to carry out search and rescue operations in the south of Samos Island to find eight missing people, the Turkish Coast Guard Command said.
At the behest of Greece, the European Anti-Fraud Office did not release its report on Greece's illegal pushback until it leaked last month. Finally out, it exposes Athens' heavy-handed tactics against migrants.
President Erdogan criticises Greece's policy of illegal refugee pushbacks and its hostile approach toward Ankara, vowing Türkiye will "do what is necessary."
In a wide-ranging interview with a local broadcaster, Türkiye's President Erdogan says US decision to lift arms embargo on Greek Cypriot administration will not go unanswered and vows to take all steps to protect Turkish Cypriots.
Athens has tried to escalate tensions in the Aegean and eastern Mediterranean with neighbour Türkiye in recent months using both military and non-military means.
Ankara sent a series of proposed solutions aimed at quelling tensions in the Aegean Sea to EU leaders and members, NATO and the UN.
Türkiye’s fighter drones are now “a focal point of attention” in Greek military strategies and foreign policy, Greek daily Kathimerini has reported.
Turkish coast guards saved the lives of 54 migrants and asylum seekers who were illegally pushed back to Türkiye by Greek coast guards in Aegean Sea, Turkish Defence Ministry says.
In one of the three separate incidents in Aegean coast, irregular migrants told Turkish Coast Guard that 11 people who were handcuffed and had no lifejackets were thrown into the sea by Greek forces.
Subscribe to our Youtube channel for all latest in-depth, on the ground reporting from around the world.
Copyright © 2022 TRT World.