SABRE-rattling Greeks have sunk a warship within the Mediterranean in a stark warning to the Turkish navy.
Fighter jets, a frigate and a submarine smashed the vessel with a barrage of missiles and a torpedo within the newest act of brinkmanship with Turkey.
Greek armed forces sank a warship in contested waters within the jap Mediterranean[/caption]
An enormous explosion strikes the facet of the HE Evro, a decommissioned transport ship[/caption]
Fighter jets, a frigate and a submarine smashed the deserted vessel with a barrage of missiles[/caption]
Footage launched by the Greek MoD confirmed a Sea Sparrow anti-ship missile launching from a frigate’s deck earlier than an enormous explosion struck the facet of the HE Evro, a decommissioned transport ship.
A helicopter gunship additionally took half, firing Hellfire missiles.
It takes minutes for the ship to sink stern first and disappear beneath the ocean.
The stay firing train befell 15 miles south of the vacation island of Karpathos, in an space Turkey claims as its unique financial zone and plans to hold out seismic surveys for fuel.
SHOW OF FORCE
The present pressure comes after Greece tried unsuccessfully to cease a Turkish naval convoy supplying arms to Libya, in breach of a UN embargo, earlier this month.
A Greek helicopter, which was serving with an EU naval mission, approached the Turkish cargo ship but it surely was pressured to show again by two Turkish frigates.
Greece is sending a really clear message to Turkey… It’s a present of pressure, however Turkey isn’t listening
A defence supply
In an analogous incident on June 10, France stated one in all its frigates, which was a part of the identical EU blockade, was “lit up” by Turkish warship’s radar.
“Greece is sending a really clear message to Turkey,” a defence supply stated final evening.
“It’s a present of pressure, however Turkey isn’t listening.”
The train befell 15 miles south of Karpathos, in waters Turkey claims are a part of its Unique Financial Zone. It plans to survey the ocean ground for pure fuel.
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A helicopter gunship armed with hellfire missiles, an F-16 fighter jet and a hunter killer submarine additionally took half within the simulated assault.
It comes only a month after Turkish troops invaded Greece and occupied a small patch of land on their contested border.
Round 35 troopers reportedly marched onto a floodplain web site on the east financial institution of the River Evros close to the city of Feres.
The train befell 15 miles south of Karpathos on Wednesday, in waters Turkey claims are a part of its Unique Financial Zone[/caption]
Greek Military officer patrol their international locations border with Turkey[/caption]
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