Turkey extends anti-piracy ops

Continuing Operation Ocean Shield presence.

Turkey extends naval mission in Gulf of Aden

Experts agree that Turkey’s decision to extend its mandate in NATO’s operation in the Gulf of Aden is strategically important.

Turkey’s parliament approved on February 3rd a motion to extend the mandate of Turkish Naval Forces in the Gulf of Aden for one more year.

The recent extension, calling for the further participation of Turkish ships in NATO’s international anti-piracy mission, Operation Ocean Shield (OOS), was first approved in 2009.

OOS aims to counter piracy in the Gulf of Aden and off the Somali coast while increasing the level of security for commercial vessels.

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Source: turkishweekly.net

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