FM sends letter to Borrell over Turkish fishing

Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias has sent a letter to Vice President of the European Commission and High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell calling for the implementation of the regulation banning imports of fish from Turkey into the EU due to the practice of illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing by Turkish vessels in Greek territorial waters.

Dendias' letter was written in response to the recent illegal activity of Turkish fishing boats around the Greek island of Farmakonisi in the eastern Aegean.

Dendias underlined that the incidents of illegal fishing are another means Turkey is deploying to implement its revisionist policy and challenge the status quo in the region. He added, furthermore, that this practice also increases the possibility of an accident which could be instrumentalized by Ankara in...

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