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Greece’s Navy & Coast Guard on alert to stop alleged coup-plotters fleeing Turkey

Greek Armed Forces, Navy and Coast Guard are on alert after receiving information by their Turkish colleagues that two inflatable boats with coup-plotters are heading to Greece.

Target of the boats with Turkish commandos is allegedly the island of Symi and/or Rhodes in South-Eastern Aegean Sea, close to the Turkish coast.

The information reached the Greeks after a mjor security operation in Marmaris, where at least 25 commandos are allegedly fugitive. The units were supposedly ordered to assassinate President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday night. together with his family Erdogan was spending some days in a holiday hotel of the city.


Several Greek media report of two Greek military helicopters with special forces commandos are screening the area of south-eastern Aegean, while frigate Votsi was ordered to move in the area. A similar patrol and alert situation is also in the Aegean Sea between the islands of Kos, Chios and Samos and the Turkish coast.

After the incident with the helicopter that fled with 8 alleged Turkish coup plotters on board and landed in Northern Greece, Athens wants to avoid yet another diplomatically risky situation.

The Greek Coast Guard has apparently orders to not allow the Turkish boats and commandos to land on Greek soil.

So, what will the Greeks do? Shoot at them? Sink the boats? Hardly. The boats could wait in international waters and enter Greek territorial waters at night.

Too bad, there is still full moon…

The Turkish soldiers could also sink their boats once in Greek territorial waters and have the Frontex and the Greek Coast Guard rescue them and take them at land.

… and create a diplomatic mess.

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