>Caner Gönyeli 2010 SAR Exercise

>Turkey and Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) will conduct the annual serach and rescue exercise Caner Gönyeli between 14 and 18 June 2010.

The exercise area covers, TRNC, its territorial waters, and Turkish SAR area in Eastern Mediterranean. It will be a joint exercise where civil maritime instructions like Coast Safety Directorate will cooperate with military units.

The date of this exercise coincides with the arrival of and Israeli flotilla to protest the Turkish occupation of Cyprus. This flotilla is born out of the idea to organize a protest against Turkey for the Mavi Marmara incident

On the other hand if the Israeli Reveres Flotilla really reaches TRNC as they plan, then can expects and undeserved warm welcome as they would breach what Greek Cypriots are trying to isolate: TRNC. Therefore this Israeli flotilla would not get any support from the Greek side.

I do not expect that any of the participants of Caner Gönyeli exercise to get directly in contact with the Israeli protest flotilla.

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