Turkey: “Blue Homeland” Exercise Launched in Eastern Mediterranean, Aegean and Black Sea

Turkey Blue Homeland Exercise 2022

In the Eastern Mediterranean, Aegean and Black Seas, the large “Blue Homeland” exercise of the Turkish Armed Forces is taking place, at the same time as the war is raging in Ukraine.

The exercise, which began on April 11 and will last until April 21, is practically aimed at increasing levels of war readiness, but is essentially being used by Ankara to substantiate its baseless allegations and provocative claims about the “Blue Homeland”.

Turkey: "Blue Homeland" Exercise Launched in Eastern Mediterranean, Aegean and Black Sea 1
Turkey’s envisioned Blue Homeland that aims to steal Greek islands and maritime space.

As it became known, 122 warships, fighter jets, air refueling planes, spy planes, ATAK helicopters, drones, SAS and SAT commandos and chemical, biological, radioactive and nuclear warfare teams are taking part in the exercise.

 

“The Blue Homeland exercise is planned to be carried out by the navy forces between April 11 and 21 in the Black Sea, in the Aegean Sea and in the Eastern Mediterranean”, the Turkish Ministry of Defense said on social media networks, posting a relevant video.

As announced by the Turkish General Staff, surface units of the Turkish Navy will demonstrate their capabilities, with attacks against designated targets, accompanied by helicopters and aircraft.

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