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DENİZKURDU-2021 Exercise Conducted with the Participation of Over 25,000 Personnel

Issue 108

The SEA WOLF (DENİZKURDU) 2021 Exercise, which takes place every two years, was held in the Aegean Sea and the Eastern Mediterranean between May 25 and June 06, 2021. A total of 25,500 personnel took part in the Exercise, which was conducted in 3 phases under the management and administration of the Turkish Naval Forces Commander Admiral Adnan ÖZBAL and the Naval Warfare Center Command (located at Gölcük Naval Base and hosts a state-of-the art Exercise Control Center) with 132 Ships, 10 Submarines, 43 Aircraft, 28 Helicopters, and 14 Unmanned Aerial Vehicles from 10 Public Institutions. Rear Admiral (LH) Yalcın PAYAL, Commander of the TNF Naval Training & Education Command and served as Sea Wolf 2021 Director, also took part in the management and administration of the exercise. DENİZKURDU-2021 was the largest naval exercise ever organized by the Turkish Naval Forces (TNF) in terms of both the number of participating personnel and the number of platforms participating. 

A press conference was held for the DENİZKURDU-2021 Exercise on May 24, at the Preveze Hall of the Naval Warfare Center Command at Gölcük Naval Base with the participation of DENİZKURDU-2021 Exercise Director and Commander of the TNF Naval Training & Education Command Rear Admiral (LH) Yalçın PAYAL, Mine Warfare Group Commander Rear Admiral (UH) Ayhan GEDİK, Naval Forces Command Chief of Naval Operations Rear Admiral (LH) Hasan ÖZYURT, and Naval Warfare Center Commander Captain Timur YILMAZ.