Greek coast guard shoots Turkish human smuggler on sea: Reports

Greek coast guard shoots Turkish human smuggler on sea: Reports

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Greek coast guard shoots Turkish human smuggler on sea: Reports

A Turkish captain was detained on June 23 after he was shot by Greek coast guards in southern Aegean Sea while transporting seven Syrian migrants with a speedboat, local media reports said.

According to local Greek news website kosnews.gr, Greek coast guards warned the Turkish boat off Kos Island early morning. 

The boat reportedly declined to heed the warning and continued to speed toward the Greek island.

Greek forces fired at the boat, wounding the captain.

The Turkish captain, as well as seven Syrian migrants, were detained and taken to Kos, the reports said.

He has no life-threatening injuries, according to the reports. 

Migrants, Aegean, human smuggler