First Steel Cut for Turkish LHD L-400 “Anadolu” – Magnificent Vessel, Pride of the Turkish Naval Forces

Issue 68 - June 2016

The first steel cut for the Multi-Purpose Amphibious Assault Ship TCG “Anadolu” was accomplished on April 30th, 2016 with the participation of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.

In addition to President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Turkish Parliamentary Speaker İsmail Kahraman, Minister of National Defence İsmet Yılmaz, Minister of Transportation, Maritime Affairs and Communication Binali Yıldırım, Minister of Youth and Sports Çağatay Kılıç, Minister of Labor and Social Security Süleyman Soylu, Commander of Turkish Armed Forces Hulusi Akar, Commander of Naval Forces Full Admiral Bülent Bostanoğlu and many invitees attended the ceremony held at the Sedef Shipyard’s campus in Istanbul.