Turkish Minister of Transport visits Greece tomorrow to discuss ban on tourist boats

Turkey’s Transport Minister Ahmet Arslan will visit Greece tomorrow (October 11th) to discuss with the competent Greek minister the issue that resulted from Ankara's decision to ban all Turkish-flagged yachts, sailboats and ferries from traveling to Greece which impacted the transfer of Turkish tourists to the Greek islands.According to the Turkish transport ministry “wooden schooners should be exempt from such inspections. Probes by Greek authorities of our wooden craft, within the Paris Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), which applies to merchant fleet and recording the inspection findings in the electronic system may create a situation that will negatively affect the Turkish merchant fleet as a whole...Turkey sincerely wishes to resolve this problem.” The ban was enforced on 25 September when the Greek authorities seized 11 tourist vessels that violated specific international provisions and did not have the necessary life-saving means.RELATED TOPICS: Greece, Greek tourism news, Tourism in Greece, Greek islands, Hotels in Greece, Travel to Greece, Greek destinations , Greek travel market, Greek tourism statistics, Greek tourism reportLet's block ads! (Why?)