Turkish frigate sets sail for Somali anti-piracy mission

A frigate with the Turkish Naval Forces set sail on Monday from its base in southwest Turkey to take part in an international effort to fight off piracy in the Gulf of Aden.

Turkish frigate sets sail for Somali anti-piracy mission

A frigate with the Turkish Naval Forces set sail on Monday from its base in southwest Turkey to take part in an international effort to fight off piracy in the Gulf of Aden.

The Perry class frigate, TCG Gemlik, will relieve TCG Gokova currently serving under the international anti-piracy mission, CTF-151.

TCG Gemlik is the fifth task force Turkey has deployed to the region since February last year. The others were TCG Giresun, TCG Gaziantep, TCG Gediz and TCG Gokova.

A farewell ceremony was held for TCG Gemlik at the Aksaz Naval Base Command in Marmaris and she is expected to arrive in Djibouti within seven days and take over the task from TCG Gokova.


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