Martyr Ensign Caner Gönyeli-2018 Search And Rescue Exercise
Martyr Ensign Caner GÖNYELİ-2018 Search and Rescue Invitation Exercise was conducted in the Eastern Mediterranean off the coast of Gazimağusa, in the air space, territorial waters and on the territory of Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus and at the international waters within Turkish Search and Rescue Region between 18-22 June 2018 with the participation of military and civil assets in the search and rescue organizations of Republic of Türkiye and Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus.
The exercise was conducted with respect to the objectives such as checking the harmonization and effectiveness of search and rescue organizations of Republic of Türkiye and Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus; improving the capability of carrying out a joint search and rescue operation in a broadly participated cooperative scenario; detecting and eliminating the possible defects.
Various types of surface and air assets, the teams which are composed of well-trained search and rescue personnel which belong to Turkish Coast Guard Command as well as Turkish Land Forces Command, Turkish Naval Forces Command and Turkish Air Forces Command which take part in Turkish Armed Forces Search and Rescue organization and military and civil assets of search and rescue organization of Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus participated in the exercise. Also 7 observers from 5 foreign states and 7 observers from the national organizations from Türkiye other than Turkish Coast Guard Command attended the exercise.