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It was reported that Martyr Lieutenant Caner Gönyeli 2015 Search and Rescue Exercise will be performed in Mediterranean between 9-12 June.

The exercise will be held with the participation of civil and military elements of the Republic of Turkey and Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) Search and Rescue Organization and the main Search and Rescue Coordination Centre of Ministry of Transport, Shipping and Communications.

The exercise which will take place in the Eastern Mediterranean, around Famagusta and TRNC territory and territorial waters and Turkish Search and Rescue Region which is located within the international waters, will be performed at the dates of 9-12 June 2015 and will be open to the press and foreign observers.

As a part of the Turkish Armed Forces search and rescue system the various types of ships, aircrafts, helicopters, trained personnel teams on search and rescue, and the civilian and military elements of TRNC search and rescue organization will participate in the Exercise.

The aim of the exercise is to try the facilities and capabilities of elements of the search-and-rescue of Turkish Armed Forces, collaboration of joint search and rescue activities and to maximize the coordination and improve the training of the participants of the exercise.

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