Romanian coast guards open fire on Turkish fishermen
ISTANBUL – Demirören News Agency
A video showing Romanian coast guards opening fire on a sailing Turkish fishing boat with rubber bullets and live rounds has emerged.
Three Turkish fishermen were wounded, and the fishing boat, which had set sail from Turkey’s Black Sea province of Ordu on Feb. 20, was damaged by the bullets.
The incident took place approximately 50 miles off the Romanian coast, while the fishing boat was sailing in international waters, according to statements by the fishers.
Fisherman İsa Memiş was wounded by a live round on his hand, while Serdal Memiş, the captain of the fishing boat, and crew member Samet Demir were injured by rubber bullets, the video recorded by a mobile phone showed.
The fishing boat, carrying eight panicked fishermen, anchored in Istanbul after escaping the Romanian coast guard boat.