Turkish Navy

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Türk Deniz Kuvetleri
Turkish Navy
Seal of the Turkish Navy, svg

Coat of arms of the Turkish Navy
Country TurkeyTurkey Turkey
Armed forces Türk Silahlı Kuvetleri
Type Armed forces ( navy )
Strength 46,400
Commander in chief
Deniz Kuvetleri Komutanı Adnan Ozbal

The Turkish Navy ( Turkish: Türk Deniz Kuvetleri ) forms the Navy of the Türk Silahlı Kuvvetleri .

The Navy has 46,400 soldiers , 34,500 of whom are conscripts .

In addition to the Navy, there is the Turkish Coast Guard , whose 3,250 members are subordinate to the Turkish Ministry of the Interior .


The Turkish naval command ( HQ Izmir ) is subordinate to two regional commands, a fleet command ( Gölcük ) and a training command ( Altinovayalova ).

The North Regional Command ( Istanbul ) is responsible for the Black Sea including the Sea of Marmara and has bases in Bartın , Canakkale , Erdek , Ereğli , Gölcük, Istanbul, Samsun and Trabzon .

The regional command south (Izmir) is responsible for the Mediterranean Sea including the Aegean Sea and has bases in Aksaz , Antalya , Foça , İskenderun , Izmir and Mersin .

The Turkish Navy also has a brigade of marine infantry (three infantry battalions and one artillery battalion ), naval aviation units and shipyards in Gölcük, Izmir and Pendik .


Tuzla class patrol boat
Amphibious assault ship. “TCG Anadolu” is (as of 2018) under construction.

As part of the fleet modernization, the Turkish Navy is relying on domestic ships. The Milgem-class ships have features of stealth technology . The TCG Heybeliada (F-511) entered service in 2012. This was followed by the TCG Büyükada, TCG Burgazada, TCG Kınalıada. The patrol boats of Tuzla Class are of the Dearsan shipyard in Istanbul built. The ships of the Tuzla class are designed for use in coastal waters. The Sedef shipyard is building the first amphibious assault ship for the Turkish Navy based on the Spanish Juan Carlos I (L-61) . The "TCG Anadolu" has a capacity for six F35B jets, four Atak helicopters , eight Aérospatiale AS 332 transport helicopters , two S-70B-28 Seahawk helicopters and two TAI Anka or Bayraktar reconnaissance drones . The intake is planned for 2019. On July 22, 2008 Turkey ordered six submarine class 214 units . The contract is worth $ 2.7 billion. The modified TN version of the boats will be built in the Gölcük shipyard in Izmit . The keel laying of the first three boats, Piri Reis, Hizir Reis and Murat Reis, has already taken place (as of 2018).

See also

Web links

Commons : Turkish Navy  - Collection of pictures, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Country information from the Austrian Ministry of Defense
  2. Construction for the first domestic aircraft carrier continues TRT German from March 26, 2018
  3. Turkey is building submarines eurasianews of October 26, 2017