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Turkey, Italy conduct joint drill in Mediterranean

June 15, 2020 at 8:46 pm

Turkey’s drilling ship Fatih is anchored off the Tasucu Port in Silifke district of Mersin, Turkey on 1 February, 2020 [Mustafa Ünal Uysal/Anadolu Agency]

Italian and Turkish submarines on Monday conducted a joint maritime drill in the Mediterranean, said Turkey’s Defense Ministry on Monday.

In a tweet, the ministry said the two navies have the most effective submarine force in the Mediterranean Sea and will continue to improve the interoperability with maritime training.

Turkey and Italy are two regional powers that share common interests, common history, and common values in the Mediterranean basin. Their relations date back to the Ottoman Empire.

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