The Turkish authorities doesn’t let a group of NATO ships to enter their territorial waters. Ankara explained its refusal that the squadron commander of NATO has not notified the Turkish military about area of ships placement, told RTBF TV channel.
The squadron of four warships headed to the Aegean to carry out the operation on curbing illegal migration. The ships were sent to the Aegean to patrol the area between Greece and Turkey.
In addition, the Turkish authorities have banned the landing of the helicopter, which was carrying the German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen to the Greek island of Lesbos. From the island she had to fly to the German Navy ship “Bonn”, involved in controlling the flow of migrants across the Aegean Sea to the EU.