A Turkish coast guard boat fired at a ship of Cypriot colleagues in the Tilliria region in the northwest of the island. As a result of the incident, no one was injured. This was reported on July 16 by the CNA agency.
It is known that the Cypriots were patrolling the coastal area of Kato Pyrgos, there were three people on board.
At about 3:30 local time, the vessel noticed a Turkish coast guard boat, which began pursuing the Cypriots and opened fire. As a result, four warning shots were fired.
The Turks pursued the vessel until it entered the port, says local radio RIK.
Representative of the Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Cyprus Christos Pieris confirmed the information, calling the incident serious. Pieris also said that Cyprus is patrolling coastal areas to deal with illegal immigrants from Turkey.
Cyprus was divided into the northern Turkish part and the southern Greek part in a military coup in 1974. Nicosia considers Northern Cyprus an illegally occupied territory.