The Turkish frigate BARTIN entered national territorial waters between Skyros-Evia at 20:30 with a northerly course, the Defence ministry announced.

According to the announcement, the Turkish frigate sailed from a port of Izmir and moved with a southerly course between Chios and the Turkish coast.

It then sailed south of Chios and followed a westerly course, sailing in international waters. At 20:30 it entered national territorial waters.

Throughout the entire trip, the announcement concluded, the Turkish frigate is being watched by Navy units.

According to latest reports the Turkish ship has left national territorial waters.

An announcement by the Greek Defence ministry said the ship is a corvette and left national territorial waters at 21:04.