The 232-metre-long ship with a displacement of 27,436 tons was produced in seven years and cost at least $1 billion.
Bolstering Türkiye's naval capabilities, the TCG Anadolu can carry helicopters, drones, land vehicles, light warcraft and personnel.
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.
A signing ceremony was held for the construction of three new ships within the scope of the MILGEM Project for the Turkish Naval Forces carried out by the Presidency of Defense Industries.
Turkiye's first reconnaissance vessel, TCG Ufuk, is built with national engineering capabilities, Turkish President Erdogan says.
Ankara realised that it cannot just rely upon NATO for its survival. The post-July 15 Turkey values self-reliance and alternative international alliances more than ever.
The Turkish announcement came in the heat of an escalating row over maritime borders and rights to large natural gas reserves in the eastern Mediterranean.
The vital role Turkey has played in Libya and against warlord Khalifa Haftar has given Ankara a louder voice when it comes to the battle for supremacy in the Eastern Mediterranean.
After dominating the battlefields of Syria and Libya with frigates and drones, Turkish military advisers are now using robots in the Libyan conflict.
Ankara’s long-term plans to strengthen its naval forces are paying off in the Eastern Mediterranean.
The Cyclone helicopter was deployed onboard the Halifax-class frigate HMCS Fredericton and was participating in a NATO training exercise off the coast of Greece when the incident occurred, according to the Canadian Armed Forces.
Turkey made a big investment in improving its naval defences in the last decade, increasing the number of warships and military vessels and relying on homegrown technology.
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