Turkey on two missions in Med Sea, says ministry
The Turkish Defense Ministry announced on June 16 that Turkey has attended two missions in the Mediterranean Sea.
The Turkish frigate TCG Fatih conducted tactical maneuvers trainings on the UNIFIL Maritime Operation mission in the eastern Mediterranean, the Defense Ministry said on Twitter.
According to the announcement, elements of UNIFIL Maritime Task Force BRS Independence, HS Kanaris, BNS Bijoy, FGS Ludwigshafen an Rhen and KRI Sultan Hasanuddin accompanied TCG Fatih.
In another tweet, the ministry said that Turkish and Italian submarines conducted a joint drill in the Mediterranean.
The two navies have the most effective submarine force in the Mediterranean, said the Defense Ministry.
Turkey and Italy are two regional powers that share common interests, common history and common values in the Mediterranean basin. Their relations date back to the Ottoman Empire.