On April 4, 1953, the Turkish submarine sank in the Canakkale Strait after colliding with a Swedish cargo ship. Only five of the 86 sailors on board survived after rescue efforts failed to reach the sunken vessel.
The Russia-Ukraine conflict is now in its 407th day.
Turkish Defence Minister Hulusi Akar highlighted the importance of swiftly concluding Ankara's procurement of F-16 jets.
The Russia-Ukraine conflict is now in its 406th day.
Finland's accession marks the end of an era of military non-alignment while roughly doubles the length of the border that NATO shares with Russia.
Finland's foreign minister will hand over the formal accession papers to US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, the keeper of NATO's founding treaty, and President Sauli Niinisto is expected to speak at the event.
The election comes just days after Türkiye approved the Nordic nation's bid to join NATO, but its main proponent and Social Democratic Prime Minister Sanna Marin faces a tough challenge in her bid for a second term.
The addition of Finland, which shares a 1,340 kilometre (832 miles) border with Russia, will more than double the size of NATO’s border with the world's largest country in terms of land area.
The Marlin has been developed by Turkish defence giant Aselsan and the Sefine Shipyard in the northwestern Yalova province under the coordination of the Defense Industries Presidency.
Türkiye's ratification will leave Finland, which shares a long border with Russia, with only a few technical steps before it becomes the 31st member of the world's most powerful military bloc.
Minsk cites "legitimate risks" in the sphere of national security for its decision to boost defence capabilities insiting that Moscow's nuclear plans would not contravene international non-proliferation agreements.
Russia's Defense Ministry says two boats launched a simulated missile attack on a mock enemy warship about 100 kilometers away, which was successfully hit by two Moskit cruise missiles.
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