In 1987, the Turkish survey ship Sismik was about to enter Greek waters and conduct survey. Year 1987 ( MCMLXXXVII) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link displays 1987 Gregorian calendar) Greece (Ελλάδα transliterated: Elláda, historically, Ellás,) officially the Hellenic Republic (Ελληνική Δημοκρατία Possibly the Greek intelligence reported the intention to Prime Minister Andreas Papandreou. This article is about the government position For other uses see Prime Minister (disambiguation. Andreas Georgiou Papandreou (Ανδρέας Γ Παπανδρέου ( 5 February, 1919 23 June, 1996) was a Greek economist Papandreou gave the orders to sink the ship, if found within Greek waters. This incident nearly started a war between Greece and Turkey. Greece (Ελλάδα transliterated: Elláda, historically, Ellás,) officially the Hellenic Republic (Ελληνική Δημοκρατία Turkey (Türkiye known officially as the Republic of Turkey ( is a Eurasian Country that stretches A few days later there was a conflict between border patrols which left 1 Greek casualty to 2 Turkish.