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The largest exercises in the history of Turkey, called Mavi Vatan, will be held with the participation of 103 warships in the waters of the Black, Aegean and Mediterranean seas, the Ottoman Ministry of Defense said.
In a statement the military body informed that in addition to the Navy, the simulations will gather airplanes and helicopters of the air and ground forces, as well as coastguard vessels.
During the exercises, Turkish ships will visit 40 ports, including seven foreigners.
According to the Anadolu agency, the corvette Burgazada will debut in the maneuvers, built in the framework of a national project and delivered to the Turkish Navy recently.
The Turkish warships, including the Burgazada corvette, entered the Dardanelles strait.
The exercises will continue until March 8.
Source: Mundo Sputnik News