The Turkish Navy continues its operations to monitor and dismantle unexploded naval mines in the Black Sea against the backdrop of the Russian-Ukrainian war.
Sources in the Ministry of Defense stated that the naval forces conducted 3,917 sailing hours and 1,131 flying hours in this regard.
The Turkish naval forces use aircraft, patrol ships, and ships dedicated to hunting mines at sea, amid extensive and extensive measures.
Turkey issued a notification on March 18, following the emergence of the threat of sea mines with the outbreak of the Russian-Ukrainian war.
Teams from the Turkish Underwater Defense Forces (SAS) are participating in the aforementioned demining operations, and since March 28, they have succeeded in dismantling 4 mines.
Military sources confirmed that monitoring activities in the Black Sea are being carried out in coordination with the Romanian and Bulgarian Naval Operations Centers.
At the end of March 2022, the United Nations announced in response to a question that sea mines in international waters are a source of grave concern.
“We are following developments (the war) and any kind of mines in international waters are very worrying, especially with regard to their impact on international transport,” the organization said.