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02 January, 1998
Greek defense ministry sources last night categorically denied a Turkish Anadolu news agency report according to which two Greek warships attempted to carry out checks on the particulars of identity and destination of vessels exiting the Dardanelle straits on Wednesday night.
The same sources said that a Hellenic Navy gunboat patrolling the area was in a state of increased vigilance, acting on information that an unknown vessel was planning to land 2,000 illegal immigrants on Greek coasts.
Source: Athens News Agency