Duvar English / Anadolu Agency
Turkey’s Foreign Ministry on March 11 summoned Greek Ambassador to Ankara Michael-Christos Diamessis, who was told that Greece must stop “violations of Turkish waters and the detention of journalists,” Turkey’s state-run Anadolu Agency said.
The journalists were reporting on the humanitarian situation of migrants in Lesbos and Rhodes islands, Anadolu Agency said, without elaborating.
Turkey in February announced that it would no longer stop migrants from reaching Europe.
Thousands of migrants have since flocked to Turkey’s Edirne province — bordering Greece and Bulgaria — to make their way to Europe.
Greek security forces have used tear gas and water cannon to stop the migrants. Athens has suspended asylum applications for a month and says it has prevented more than 42,000 migrants illegally entering the EU over the past two weeks.
Turkey has previously accused Greek security forces of shooting dead four migrants, a claim rejected by Athens as “fake news.” Greece says it has a duty to protect the EU border.