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Greek coast guard units harassed off Lesvos over the weekend

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Turkish patrol boats harassed Greek coast guard vessels in two separate incidents off the eastern Aegean island of Lesvos over the weekend, reports said Monday.

On Saturday, a Turkish patrol boat made dangerous maneuvers in close proximity to a Greek coast guard vessel involved in a migrant rescue operation off Lesvos’ northeastern coast. 

The two vessels were reportedly involved in a minor collision in which the Turkish boat suffered minor damage. No injuries were reported.

According to the same reports, a Greek vessel was slightly damaged after colliding with a Turkish patrol boat off Lesvos’ east coast on Sunday. No one was injured during the incident.