On the occasion of the incident in Kos in which the Turkish vessel was making deliberately dangerous maneuvers within the Greek territorial waters and hit the Hellenic Coast Guard patrol boat, the Minister of Maritime Affairs and Insular Policy Mr. Giannis Plakiotakis declared:
"Turkey once again violates the rules of International Law in a provocative and dangerous way. Its purpose is obvious: To cause an incident in the Aegean.
The calm of the Hellenic Coast Guard personnel did not allow the Turkish plans to succeed. Once again Turkey is exposed to the eyes of the International Community.
No matter how annoying Turkey is, the Hellenic Coast Guard continues to protect our maritime borders by maximizing its operational activity."