World Bulletin / News Desk
Turkey assumed Thursday command of the Blackseafor, a naval task force of Black Sea littoral countries, from Russia for a period of one year.
A ceremony was held at Turkey's Golcuk Naval Base with the participation of Turkish Admiral Nusret Guner and Russian Colonel Yumy Zemsky.
Zemsky handed over the command to Turkish Colonel Ahmet Hakan Gunes who will lead the Blackseafor.
The Black Sea Naval Co-operation Task Group was created in early 2001 under the leadership of Turkey, with the participation of all other Black Sea littoral states, Bulgaria, Romania, Ukraine, Russia and Georgia.
The Blackseafor founding agreement was signed in Istanbul on April 2nd, 2001.
The original purpose of Blackseafor was to promote security and stability in the Black Sea and beyond, strengthen friendship and good neighborly relations among regional States, and increase tolerance among those states' naval forces.Last Mod: 10 Ağustos 2012, 09:36