Turkey: Italian and Turkish frigates conduct joint training in the Eastern Mediterranean

Turkey: Italian and Turkish frigates conduct joint training in the Eastern Mediterranean

Turkish and Italian Navy frigates carried out a joint exercise in the Eastern Mediterranean, as the Turkish Ministry of National Defense announced on Friday.

“Turkish TCG Salihreis frigate and Italian ITS V. Fasan frigate operating in NATO’s Permanent Naval Group-2, alongside the Turkish TCG Gaziantep and TCG Ruzgar naval units conducted joint naval training in the Eastern Mediterranean on 23 April, 2020”, the announcement by the Turkish Ministry of National Defense notes.

The statement underlines that the exercise contributed positively to the co-operation between Turkish naval forces and other NATO units, adding that Turkey was one of the leading contributors to NATO naval missions. /ibna