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Turkish and Egyptian navies train in the Eastern Mediterranean

(BRUSSELS2) The Turkish and Egyptian navies will actually be on joint maneuvers in the eastern Mediterranean, from October 7 to 14. If this exercise is quite ritualistic, taking place in the fall, it is obvious that the situation in Syria – and its recent worsening – as well as the possible repercussions in Lebanon, make the Bahr E Sadaka (Sea of ​​friendship) exercise unusual. Especially since the Turks have put in the means. As our Turkish colleague mentions, Turskish navy, they engage 2 frigates, 2 fast attack ships, a supply ship, but also 2 landing ships, a company of marines, 2 helicopters and a team of special forces.

Nicolas Gros Verheyde

Chief editor of the B2 site. Graduated in European law from the University of Paris I Pantheon Sorbonne and listener to the 65th session of the IHEDN (Institut des Hautes Etudes de la Défense Nationale. Journalist since 1989, founded B2 - Bruxelles2 in 2008. EU/NATO correspondent in Brussels for Sud-Ouest (previously West-France and France-Soir).