Chief of Staff of Turkish Naval Forces Vice Admiral Adnan ÖZBAL paid a courtesy visit to Australia on behalf of Chief of General Staff of Turkey General Hulusi AKAR between 20-27 April 2017. Admiral ÖZBAL and accompanying delegations were hosted by Chief of Australian Defence Force General Mark BINSKIN. During his official visit, Admiral ÖZBAL laid a wreath at Atatürk Monument, Canberra. Turkish delegations also had an opportunity to celebrate 23 April National Sovereignty and Children’s Day with the Turkish citizens living in Australia. Invitees visited Australian War Memorial and Museum. Admiral ÖZBAL was received by Australian top commanders and he attended Anzac Day Commemorations in Canberra on 25 April. Following his visit to Rear Admiral Stuart MAYER, Commander Australian Fleet, he toured HMAS CANBERRA, Australian Navy's Multipurpose Amphibious Assault Ship, and learned about its operational capabilities.