Ankara, Tukey – Turkey criticized Greece again for keeping Navy ships in “demilitarized” islands of the eastern Aegean and sending a vessel to the small island of Kastellorizo (Meis), which is near Turkey.

“Greece has military ships at demilitarized Eastern Aegean islands, sent assault boats to Meis [Kastellorizo] island near Turkey,” the Turkish National Defense Ministry said.

Hellenic Navy frigate Kanaris (F-464) completed its part in the French-led “Clemenceau 21” operation in the central and Eastern Mediterranean. The mission also involved units from the United States and Belgium.