NATO opens probe into France-Turkey naval incident in Mediterranean,

NATO is investigating an incident in the Eastern Mediterranean in which France says Turkish frigates were “extremely aggressive” towards a French navy vessel participating in a NATO mission in the area, Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said on Thursday (18 June).

“The incident in the Mediterranean was addressed in the meeting by several allies,” Stoltenberg said after a virtual meeting of NATO defence ministers.

“We have made sure that the NATO military authorities are investigating the incident to bring full clarity into what happened,” he said announcing the probe.

French defence minister Florence Parly denounced Turkey’s behaviour twice during the two days of the alliances defence ministers’ meeting and said she was supported by eight countries to obtain the probe. Läs artikel