Turkish Armed Forces launch Anatolian Eagle Exercise
Hürriyet archival photo.
The war games theater was extended to the Mediterranean in addition to Central Anatolia this year as the Turkish Navy joined the operation for the first time in its history.
Sources claimed that the inclusion of the Turkish Naval Force was a move against the "Nobre Dina" exercises recently conducted by Greece, Israel and the United States in the eastern Mediterranean.
The operation is designed to ensure coordination between the air and naval forces in the event of a possible conflict in the eastern Mediterranean.
The operation will run until April 13.