12 Feb 2017 1 Comment
The Minister of National Education and former Minister of Defence İsmet Yılmaz announced that Turkey will led CTF-151 for a fifth time in 2017. He revealed this information during the debates in parliament about extending the deployment of Turkish Naval Forces for anti piracy operations.
A Turkish rear admiral will command CTF-151 between 29 June and 26 September 2017. Previously Turkish Navy led the task force in,
- May – August 2009 by Read Admiral Caner Bener
- September – November 2010 by Rear Admiral Sinan Ertuğrul
- September – December 2012 by Rear Admiral Oğuz Karaman
- August – December 2015 by Rear Admiral Ayhan Bay
A Gabya class frigate will act as the flagship of Turkish rear admiral.