Turkish navy conducts operational readiness training in Mediterranean

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ANKARA, June 27 (Xinhua) -- The Turkish navy carried out operational readiness training in the Mediterranean from June 22 to June 26, Turkey's Defense Ministry said on Saturday.

"Operational readiness training was conducted between June 22-26 by the Turkish Maritime Task Group, which is comprised of four frigates and one oiler operating in the central Mediterranean," the ministry tweeted.

The Turkish army recently increased its exercises in the Mediterranean where tensions grow due to the conflict in Libya, and a dispute with Cyprus and Greece over offshore hydrocarbon resources.

On June 12, Turkey's military conducted air and naval exercise in the eastern Mediterranean. Enditem

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