Turkey launches ‘Blue Homeland’ naval exercise


In what has been described as a show of force to Greece and Cyprus, Turkey on Wednesday launched its biggest ever naval exercise.

The “Blue Homeland 2019” exercise, with the participation of frigates, destroyers and fighter jets, takes place in the Black Sea, the Aegean and the Mediterranean through March 8.

Turkey’s state-run Anadolu agency reported Wednesday that a total of 103 vessels are taking part in the drill.