Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb. 14
By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:
Turkey and Greece discussed the incident in the Aegean Sea, Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said before the visit to Belarus, Turkish media reported on Feb.14.
He said that to avoid such incidents, Greece and Turkey should be more careful.
"The Aegean Sea should not become a place of conflict, and Turkey and Greece should strive for peace and stability in this region," Yildirim said.
Earlier, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan confirmed the reports about the collision of the boats of the Turkish and Greek Coast Guard. He said that the incident did not cause problems. Erdogan laid the responsibility for the incident on the Greek side, saying that "the Greeks were confused."
A decades-long dispute between Turkey and Greece over the uninhabited Aegean islets of Kardak brought the two countries to the brink of armed conflict in 1996. The conflict was stopped after the intervention of the international community, NATO and the United States.