30 November 2017

Tourkish Tourist Boats on Greek Islands

Turkey's ban on Turkish ships sailing to the Greek islands has been lifted following a meeting between Greek Shipping Minister Mr. Kouroublis and his Turkish Transport Minister Mr. Arslan in Athens.

According to Mr. Arslan, passenger ferry services will continue to run normally since the two sides recognized and understanding their importance in tourism and the economy. As he said, a mission from Greece is due to visit Turkey next week to speed up technical procedures to lift the ban on tourist vessels.

"We intend to overcome the problem," he said, stressing that the Turkish side's intention is to lift the ban.