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Turkish frigate 'Gediz' is seen at the Gölcük Naval Base in Turkey. DHA photo

Turkish frigate 'Gediz' is seen at the Gölcük Naval Base in Turkey. DHA photo

Greece's neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party presented its first Parliamentary question, asking why a Turkish warship did not fly the Greek flag during a visit to the port of Piraeus. 
 
Golden Dawn deputies Nikolaus Kuzilos and Yiannis Lagos presented the question to Greek Foreign Minister Dimitris Avramopoulos, Yorgo Kırbaki of daily Hürriyet reported today. 
 
The deputies asked why the Turkish frigate "Gediz" did not fly the Greek flag when it made a port call at Piraeus during a NATO visit on July 10. "Two warships – one French and one German – which were part of the NATO force, both flew the Greek flag when they docked at Piraeus. The Turkish frigate did not follow suit," the question presented by Golden Dawn stated.
 
Golden Dawn claimed that the incident was covered up to prevent a diplomatic confrontation with Turkey and asked what the Greek Foreign Ministry had done to counter the "provocation" by the Turkish warship. The party also asked "what plans the Greek foreign ministry had prepared to prevent a similar incident from taking place again."
 
Hürriyet has learned that Greece and Turkey share the practice of not flying each others' flags when their warships visit a port belonging to the other country.

July/16/2012

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Semih CC

7/20/2012 10:25:55 AM

Turkey is the last country in the world to put Greek's flag on its warships.I guess you forgot how much you wanted to conquer Smyrna and you totally failed in 1922. You lost your chance almost 100 years ago,there will be no other time to put that flag up on anywhere in the future!Keep dreaming!!

ismet tuncer

7/16/2012 11:14:02 PM

ı think Golden Dawn should focus to solve grecee's economic conflict. ı dont think Greek people worry about somekınd a little problem. and also Golden Dawn wants to gain a better place in greece political life by rising greek national emotions like nazis did

Chris Green

7/16/2012 7:54:23 PM

It is time that this minority group, Golden Dawn, experienced a long and protracted 'leaden dusk'!

Kevin Brent

7/16/2012 7:48:14 PM

My ship visited Greece several times when I was in the US Navy, and at no time did we ever fly anyone else's flag bu the US Flag and the US Navy Ensign. Golden Dawn are fools.

Turk Uzan

7/16/2012 7:47:17 PM

Well if both the countries already have this practice I guess there is the answer to the Golden Dawn, you do the same thing.

ilker avni

7/16/2012 6:37:37 PM

Golden Dawn is trying to cause trouble,trying to undo the good work that has brought Greece and Turkey closer.
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