More charges arise daily from Greek fishermen, who say that their Turkish colleagues and the Turkish Coast Guard are systematically harassing them, and that Turkish fishermen are even threatening them with the use of guns.
One Greek fisherman told SKAI television that the Turkish Coast Guard tied up his fishing boat in international waters, and demanded to see his papers.
Panagiotis Moschos, a member of the Association of the Professional Fishermen of Lemnos, underlined that Turkish fishermen routinely pull guns and threaten Greek fishermen, while the Turkish Coast Guard often demands to inspect their papers.
The fishermen are seeking the intervention of the Greek government and of the EU.
“The large Turkish vessels take our fishing nets and destroy them. What are we to do? We are asking for the implementation of maritime law. Does it exist for the Turks? Don’t the Europeans, the Greeks, or anyone see what is going on?” Moschos said.