Regarding the escalation of the Turkish aggression, the General Secretary of the CC of the Communist Party of Greece Dimitris Koutsoumbas made the following statement:
"The latest events consist an escalation of the Turkish aggression, after the formalization of Turkey's claims during the recent visit of Erdogan in Greece.
Before the- day before yesterday- collision of the Turkish ship, we had:
- Continuous encirclement of islets by Turkish ships
- Nearly a collision of a Turkish ship with a Greek gunboat.
- Intervention of Turkish ships during the wreath laying in Imia by the Minister of Defense.