>The Evacuation Of Turkish Citizens From Libya (Day 3)

>According to Turkish Foreign Ministry, the fast ferry M/F Orhan Gazi departed from Benghazi 03:30 this morning and her sister M/F Osman Gazi at 05:00.

Both are heading to Marmaris, Muğla the nearest Turkish town with sufficient harbor capacity and a large airport nearby.

They are each carrying 1500 passengers 250 more than sitting capacity. The estimated time of arrival in Marmaris is around midnight. The Turkish frigate F-493 TCG Gelibolu will escort them and provide cover if necessary.

The ferries, M/F Samsun and M/F Ankara, both were in port in Istanbul at the weekend are  one military two civilian are expected to arrive Libya tomorrow.
This is the third day and there is still no word neither from the Turkish General Staff nor from the Turkish Navy about the frigates and security teams dedicated to this evacuation mission. There are unconfirmed reports that Turkey will send three additional warships to region. These frigates will carry helicopters and naval special forces teams.
Currently the frigate F-493 TCG Gelibolu, ferry A-1600 TCG Iskenderun and one unnamed replenishment tanker either A-580 TCG Akar or A-595 TCG Yarbay Kudret Güngör are off Libya.

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8 Responses to >The Evacuation Of Turkish Citizens From Libya (Day 3)

  1. tj says:

    >A very impressive response.

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  8. Dragomir Yovchev says:

    Hello,
    I like to say one Big THANK YOU to Turkishnavy and all crew of TCG “ISKENDRUN” A1600., for that they do it for us and for many peoples like me.Great job. I was on the bord of the ship from 24.02-28.02.2011 Thank you once again.

    Regards Dragomir Yovchev

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