Turkey protests ‘unauthorized’ search of Turkish ship by German forces of Operation Irini in east Med
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Turkey protests ‘unauthorized’ search of Turkish ship by German forces of Operation Irini in east Med

the European Union that carried out an “unauthorized” search on a Turkish cargo ship in the eastern Mediterranean, which was carrying humanitarian aid to Libya.

“We regret the detention of our ship, which seems to have not violated the arms embargo, from its route for hours under severe weather conditions, and the fact that the personnel were treated like criminals during the inspection. We protest this act of unauthorized and forceful use. All kinds of compensation rights of the relevant real and legal persons against the damages and losses that may arise from this will naturally be reserved,” Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Hami Aksoy said in a written statement.

Operation Irini, carried out by the EU, is an operation whose “purpose and benefit are open to discussion,” said the spokesperson.

As part of this operation, a German warship “Hamburg” on Nov. 22 questioned in detail the Turkish flagged merchant ship “MV Roseline A,” which was transporting paints and humanitarian aid from Ambarlı Port to Misurata, according to his statement.

FT: Anadolu

 

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