Turkey Denies It Harassed French Vessel in Mediterranean Sea

Turkey denied its ships harassed a French vessel that was part of a NATO mission in the Mediterranean sea.

“The claim is completely unreal,” said Defense Minister Hulusi Akar, according to a statement posted on the ministry’s website on Saturday. Documents that prove Turkey’s assertion have been shared with NATO officials, he said.

On Wednesday, Agence-France Presse reported a French vessel was the target of an “extremely aggressive” maneuver by Turkish ships, citing the French defense ministry.

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