>Turkey Joins Counterpiracy Mission in the Gulf of Aden

>The Turkish frigate TCG Giresun (F-491) joinedCombined Task Force (CTF) 151 Feb. 26 and began conducting counterpiracy operations in the Gulf of Aden alongside other coalition naval forces.

“Bringing another professional navy into the fold is going to make it even more difficult for the pirates to operate out here,” said Rear Adm. Terence McKnight, commander, CTF 151. “Giresun and her crew will addeven more experience and manpower to a very robust counterpiracy mission. We’re making life very difficult for those looking to disrupt the free flow of commerce in the area.”

Commanded by Capt. Cenk Dalkanat, Giresun joins CTF 151’s flagship USS Monterey (CG 61), the Danish flexible support ship HDMS Absalon (L 16), and other ships from the U.S. and U.K., which have conducted operations as part of the task force.

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For all CTF-151 related info click here: http://www.navy.mil/local/CTF-151/

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