IZMIR, Turkiye 

A Turkish sailor was injured in international waters in of the Aegean Sea when Greek forces opened fire on two fishing boats, Turkiye’s Coast Guard Command said on Wednesday in a statement.

A crew member on one of the two Turkish vessels was slightly injured in the leg while fishing between the Greek island of Chios (Sakiz) and the Karaburun district of Izmir province in western Turkiye on Tuesday night, the statement said.

The injured sailor was taken to a hospital in the Cesme district of Izmir, it added.

“Firing on defenseless fishermen by Greek elements is unacceptable, it is a crime against humanity,” it stressed.

*Writing by Gozde Bayar in Ankara

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