>Turkish Navy To Help NATO Enforce Libya Embargo

>According to Reuters, Turkey agreed to provide 4 frigates, one submarine and one support ship to NATO, so that NATO can enforce the arms embargo imposed on Libya.

The alliance had offers of 16 ships to implement a decision to launch the mission taken by NATO this week, NATO military officer Brigadier Pierre St Amand told a news briefing

He said the ships included a command-and-control ship from Italy; 10 frigates — including four from Turkey and one each from Britain, Spain, Greece, Italy, Canada and the United States; submarines from Spain, Italy and Turkey; and auxiliary ships from Italy and Turkey.

St Amand said the NATO mission was authorized to use armed force to enforce the embargo.While agreeing to enforce the arms embargo, NATO nations have yet to agree to take part in a no-fly zone over and whether the alliance should have a leading role in the international mission.

Turkey, a Muslim state and a NATO member, says the air campaign over Libya led by France, the United States and Britain has already gone beyond the scope of last week’s U.N. Security Council resolution. There was no immediate word of whether Ankara would accept a compromise at NATO on 23 March 2011, Wednesday.

This just a very fresh news. I will be on the outlook for more information.

One Response to >Turkish Navy To Help NATO Enforce Libya Embargo

  1. >http://www.sabah.com.tr/Gundem/2011/03/24/tezkere_bugun_meclistehttp://www.yeniasir.com.tr/DisHaberler/2011/03/24/turkiyeden_5_gemi_ve_1_denizaltiAccording to the articles above the Turkish Naval Task Force (TNTF) consists of:TCG F491 Giresun (already off Libya)TCG F492 Gemlik (already off Libya)TCG 490 GaziantepTCG F241 TurgutreisTCG F247 KemalreisTCG F243 Yildirim (dispatched 23 Mar with Akar)TCG A580 Akar (dispatched 23 Mar with Yildirim)TCG S350 Yildiray (*)I have heard the name of Yildiray on the radio when the presenter was reading newspapers' headlines but cannot remember which paper published it.

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