Prior to the May 2012 NATO Summit in Chicago, Turkish Naval Forces Commander Admiral Murat Bilgel published an article in the U.S. Naval Institute’s “Proceedings” magazine. The article was about the reformation of the Turkish navy in accordance with NATO’s new Smart Defense doctrine.
Indeed some important steps have been taken in the last few years to enhance Turkish naval capabilities. That included the expansion of the domestically designed and built corvette program and launching of a new class of anti-missile frigates as well as multi-task landing platform programs.
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