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Admiral Adnan ÖZBAL

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Admiral Adnan ÖZBAL was born in İstanbul in 1958. He graduated from Naval High School in 1976 and from Turkish Naval Academy in 1980.

After having served onboard destroyers as branch officer and division officer, he commanded various patrol boats and fast patrol boats, and assigned as the Commodore of the Second Fast Patrol Boat Division from 2003 to 2005.

Admiral ÖZBAL graduated from Naval War College in 1989 and from Turkish Armed Forces College in 1995. Furthermore in 1995, he got his bachelor’s degree on Economics at Anatolian University.

As for the HQ posts; Admiral ÖZBAL has served, as The Commander of Fast Patrol Boat Group, Chief of Intelligence at Turkish General Staff and as staff officer and key leadership positions at STRIKEFORCE SOUTH in Naples. He served as head of branch at Turkish Naval Forces Comma...

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Turkish Naval Task Group

As of December 26, 2019, the Turkish Maritime Task Group has conducted missions entrusted within the scope of "Mediterranean Shield Operation, NATO Sea Guardian Operation associated support and show of flag/presence in the Central Mediterranean in the following periods.

  Between 26 December 2019-07 March 2020 by 4 frigates and 1 fuel ship for 74 days under the command of the Southern Task Group Commander,

  Between 07 March-16 July 2020 by 4 frigates and 1 fuel ship for 132 days under the command of the Northern Task Group Commander,

  Between 16 July-25 August 2020 by 4 frigates and 1 fuel ship for 41 days under the command of the Western Task Group Commander,

  Between 25 August-01 October 2020 3 frigates and 1 fuel ship for 37 days under the command of the Commodore, the 2nd Corvette Flotilla,

  Between 01 October-02 December 2020 2 frigates for 63 days under the command of the Commodore, the 5th Destroyer Flotilla,

  Between 02 December 2020-09 February 2021 2 frigates for 69 days under the command of the Commodore, the 2nd Corvette Flotilla,

  Between 09 February-04 April 2021 2 frigates for 54 days under the command of the Commodore, the 2nd Destroyer Flotilla,

  Between 04 April-18 May 2021 2 frigates for 45 days under the command of the Commodore, the 1st Destroyer Flotilla,

  From 18 May 2021 the Commodore, the 2nd Corvette Flotilla has been assuming the command of the Task Group with 2 frigates.

MISSION PERIODS SHIPS

SHIP NAME PERIOD
TCG GÖKSU

27 December 2019-04 March 2020
21 March-10 April 2020
26 April 2021

TCG GÖKOVA

26 December 2019-09 March 2020
06 June-16 July 2020
05 March-01 May 2021

TCG GEDİZ

15 January-13 June 2020
18 September-30 December 2020

TCG GAZİANTEP

15 January-16 March 2020
22 June -02 October 2020
02 April 2021

TCG GİRESUN

11-14 January 2020
05 March -26 August 2020
25 December 2020-09 March 2021

TCG GELİBOLU

29 February-26 June 2020
01 October-02 December 2020
16April 2021

TCG GÖKÇEADA 13 March-31 May 2020
08-15 June 2020
14 July -07 November 2020
07 February-06 April 2021
TCG GEMLİK

25 May-17 September 2020
30 November 2020-11 Februray  2021

TCG YB. K.GÜNGÖR

11 January -17 February 2020
23 February -06 Aprıl 2020
22 May-30 June 2020
19 August 2020-13 October 2020

TCG AKAR

04 Aprıl -24 May 2020
30 June -19 August 2020

  During the mission the following exercises were carried out with NATO/other country units. 

 

DATE PARTICIPATION EXERCISE
26 December 2019 ITS Zeffiro-TCG GÖKSU-TCG GÖKOVA-TCG GİRESUN-TCG SALİHREİS Transition Trainings
06 January 2020 USNS William Mclean-TCG GÖKSU-TCG GÖKOVA Transition Trainings
12 January 2020 ITS Grecale-TCG GÖKSU-TCG GÖKOVA Transition Trainings
16 January 2020 ITS Carabinieri-TCG GEDİZ Transition Trainings
18 January 2020 ITS Grecale- TCG GEDİZ- TCG GAZİANTEP Transition Trainings
23 January 2020 ITS Virginio Fasan-TCG GEDİZ Transition Trainings
25 January 2020 FS Dixmude-TCG GÖKOVA
FGS Mecklenburg Vorpommern-TCG GEDİZ
Transition Trainings
04 February 2020 HMCS Fredericton-TCG GÖKOVA Transition Trainings
13 February 2020 ITS Carabiniere-HS Aegeon-TCG GAZİANTEP Transition Trainings
20 July 2020 ITS D.De La Penne - TCG GAZİANTEP Communication Traininsg
23 July 2020 ITS D.De La Penne-TCG GAZİANTEP Underwater Phone Training
28 September 2020 ITS C.Bergamini-TCG GAZİANTEP Communication Traininsg

  Ports visited by the Turkish Naval Task Group units are listed below

 

SHIP NAME DATE PORT / COUNTRY
TCG GÖKSU-TCG GÖKOVA

02-04 January 2020

Augusta/İTALYA
TCG GÖKSU-TCG GÖKOVA

09-12 January 2020

Katanya/İTALYA
TCG GAZİANTEP
TCG YB. KUDRET GÜNGÖR
18-22 January 2020 Augusta/İTALYA
TCG GEDİZ 18-23 January 2020 Augusta/İTALYA
TCG GAZİANTEP
TCG YB. KUDRET GÜNGÖR
05-08 February 2020 Augusta/İTALYA
TCG GÖKSU 05-11 February 2020 Augusta/İTALYA
TCG GÖKOVA 23-26 February 2020 Augusta/İTALYA
TCG GEMLİK 21-24 July 2020 VALETTA/MALTA
TCG GÖKÇEADA 01-03 September 2020 VALETTA/MALTA