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Turkish Navy looks to advance maritime power with 2024 fleet expansion

22nd January 2024 - 15:45 GMT | by Tayfun Özberk in Istanbul


The Turkish Navy was on display on October 29, 2023, during the naval parade in Istanbul Strait. (Photo: Tayfun Özberk)

Turkish Navy has ambitious plans to expand and modernize its fleet with new warships, submarines, drones and missiles in 2024.

The Turkish Navy will commission a fleet of warships in 2024 as it attempts to shore up plans to fortify its maritime prowess.

Last week saw the official induction of the first I-class frigate TCG Istanbul (F515), the DIMDEG fleet replenishment ship TCG Derya (A-1590) and the Ütğm. Arif Ekmekçilogistic ship. The MARLIN Unmanned Surface Vehicle also made its debut as Turkey demonstrated its commitment to developing its naval capabilities.

TCG Istanbul, designated as the first indigenous frigate from the Turkish defence industry, emerged from the I-class frigate programme. The initiative, which is aiming to replace aging YAVUZ-class

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Tayfun Özberk


Tayfun Özberk

Tayfun Ozberk is a former naval officer who is an expert in surface warfare, particularly …

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