30 Mar 2011 Leave a comment
Admiral Murat Birgel, the Commander of Turkish Navy is in Russia for bilateral meetings.
On the first leg of this visit the Turkish delegation was Moscow. There Admiral Birgel has met Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Navy, Admiral Vladimir Vysotsky. during the meeting Russian and Turkish commanders pointed out that the BlackSeaFor created a very suitable platform for military exercises and that BlackSeaFor served as an excellent tool to prevent future threads in Black Sea region.
Additionally the commanders agreed that Turkish and Russian navies should increase their efforts and cooperate more in fight against piracy.
The Russian website rusnavy.com reports that Turkish military delegation headed by Admiral Bilgel visited Northern Fleet (NF) main base Severomorsk on Tuesday (29 March 2011) and discussed cooperation between the two navies.
“Acting NF Commander Rear Admiral Andrei Volozhinsky met with Bilgel Emin Murat in Northern Fleet HQ. They discussed issues of naval cooperation and interchanged memorable gifts. Both admirals agreed that Russian and Turkish navies had great perspectives and common tasks“
After the meeting Turkish admiral had an opportunity to visit nuclear-powered missile cruiser Petr Veliky where he was greeted by honor guard.
Turkish delegation visited St. Petersburg on Wednesday; Turkish Navy Commander delivered a speech to officers of the Kuznetsov Naval Academy. Besides, the guests attended the Central Navy Museum and legendary cruiser Avrora.