About Me

Cem Devrim Yaylalı was born in Paris and raised in Istanbul, where he currently lives. He has a degree in economics, from University of Istanbul. His interest in naval issues began by taking photos of warships visiting Istanbul. His first photos were published in Jane’s Fighting Ships in 1991. Since then his photos and articles have been published in various naval publications both Turkish and foreign such as  Türk Deniz Kuvvetleri DergisiSeaforth World Naval ReviewCombat Fleets of the World, Warships IFR. He is married, with one son.

To know me better, you may also read “SYRIA CRISIS: THE MAN WHO STARES AT BOATS“.

Publications

  • “21. Yüzyılda Deniz Kuvvetlerinin Rotaları”, Türk Deniz Kuvvetleri Dergisi, July 2002; Issue 584
  • “1971 Hindistan – Pakistan Savaşı Deniz Muharebeleri”, Türk Deniz Kuvvetleri Dergisi, March 2003; Issue 586
  • “Türk Deniz Kuvvetlerinde Fırkateynler“, Turkish Defence Dergisi, July 2004, Issue 2
  • “Karanlık Suların Görünmeyen Avcıları: Denizaltılar“, Popüler Bilim Magazine, November 2005, Issue 141
  • “Turkish Fleet’s Post 9/11 Challenge“, Warships International Fleet Review Magazine, Issues July – August 2007
  • “Turkish Straits Key To Georgian Crisis“, Warships International Fleet Review Magazine, Issue December 2008
  • “Bosphorus Sail Through”, Warships International Fleet Review Magazine, Issue November 2009
  • “The Turkish Navy Fleet Review”, Seaforth World Naval Review 2011, Seaforth Publishing December 2010
  • “Russian Arms Ships Steady Flow To Syria”, Warships International Fleet Review Magazine, Issue April 2013
  • “Black Sea BMD Umbrella On NATO’s Future Agenda”, with Charles Strathdee, Warships International Fleet Review Magazine, Issue November 2013 
  • “The Montreux Convention Regarding The Regime Of The Straits: A Turkish Perspective”, C4 Defence, Issue April 2014
  • “Busy Gateway To Trouble Zone”,  Warships International Fleet Review Magazine, Issue May 2014
  • “NATO’s Riposte To Russia”, with Iain Ballantyne, Warships International Fleet Review Magazine, Issue November 2014
  • “Hydrocarbons Fuel East Med Tensions”, Warships International Fleet Review Magazine, Issue January 2015
  • “USS Ross Istanbul Episode Had Iraqi Roots”, Warships International Fleet Review Magazine, Issue January 2015
  • “Maiden Deployment”, Warships International Fleet Review Magazine, Issue March 2015
  • “Where an epoch lies”, Warships International Fleet Review Magazine, Issue June 2015
  • “Turkish Navy To The Rescue”, Warships International Fleet Review Magazine, Issue June 2015
  • “China & Russia Join Naval Forces in the Med”, Warships International Fleet Review Magazine, Issue July 2015
  • “Return To Sender”, Warships International Fleet Review Magazine, Issue October 2015
  • “Heavy Traffic Through The Turkish Straits”, Warships International Fleet Review Magazine, Issue November 2015
  • “Milgem Class Corvettes” Seaforth World Naval Review 2016, Seaforth Publishing November 2015
  • “Russia & NATO Sail Wary Waters”, Warships International Fleet Review Magazine, Issue February 2016
  • “Russia’s Show Of Maritime Force”, Warships International Fleet Review Magazine, Issue March 2016
  • “Turkey Plays It Strait With Russia On The Rise” with Serhat Güvenç, Warships International Fleet Review Magazine, Issue June 2016
  • “NATO Allies Boost Fleets To Face Eastern Threat”, Warships International Fleet Review Magazine, Issue June 2016
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