Turkey has rejected for the 11th time to allow the European Union's naval Operation IRINI team to inspect a ship that the operation described as “suspicious,” according to the Italian Nova news agency.

According to the agency, since the launching of Operation IRINI in March 2020, Turkey has refused to allow IRINI, which is tasked with implementing the arms embargo imposed by the United Nations on Libya, to inspect its ships six times in 2021, three times in 2022, and twice in 2023.

Operation IRINI's work includes combating illicit arms trafficking, supporting the implementation of the arms embargo imposed on Libya on the basis of relevant UN Security Council resolutions and collecting information on oil smuggling.