On 11 August 2020 at 03.40 a.m., upon receiving information regarding that a private boat including 3 people (2 Turk and 1 Syrian nationals) was opened fire by Greek maritime assets 7,2 nm (approximately 13 km) off the coast of Muğla’s Marmaris district/in Rhodes Island of Greek waters, 4 CG boats and 1CG Diving Team along with 112 Emergency Service staff were dispatched to the scene immediately.
After arriving the scene, it was detected that the mentioned Greek maritime assets were not in the area and 1 Turkish citizen was slightly wounded, 1 Syrian citizen had a broken arm and 1 Turkish citizen was seriously wounded. They were transferred to Marmaris State Hospital. The private boat which was opened fire sank by taking on water during the towing process.
Judicial investigation about the incident was commenced by the vacation public prosecutor of Marmaris.