Turkish Forces detain Cypriot fishing vessel & crew

They were on international waters


The Cypriot Government has had filed a protest to the United Nations over the detention of a Cypriot fishing vessel and its crew by the Turkish occupation forces.

Τhe owner of the Cyprus-flagged fishing boat told authorities that a Turkish warship approached his vessel (32 kilometers) off the island’s northwestern coast Friday evening on international waters.

One Greek-Cypriot and four Egyptian fishermen on board were imidiatelly arrested and the boat was towed to a harbor in the Turkish Cypriot side.

A Turkish-Cypriot news agency quoted police as saying five people aboard a Greek-flagged boat were arrested for violating Turkish Cypriot territorial waters.