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Türkiye’s TCG Kinaliada visits Philippines for 75th diplomatic anniversary

Türkiye's TCG Kinaliada visits Philippines for 75th diplomatic anniversary Turkey's Ambassador to Manila Niyazi Evren Akyol, Rear Admiral Mehmet Baybars Küçükatay, Chief of Naval Operations, Rear Admiral Juario C. Marayag, Commander of the Philippine Naval Air Group, Colonel Yavuz Mercan, Manila Naval Attaché, and officials from the Philippine Navy ceremonially welcomed the Turkish Navy's Ada class corvette TCG Kınalıada, Manila, Philippines, June 27, 2024 (AA Photos)
By Anadolu Agency
Jun 28, 2024 11:01 AM

Türkiye’s TCG Kinaliada corvette, the fourth ship of the Turkish Naval Forces Command’s Ada class, visited the Philippines on Thursday, according to the Turkish National Defense Ministry.

Niyazi Evren Akyol, the Turkish ambassador to the Philippines, Chief of Naval Forces Operations Mehmet Baybars Kucukatay, and Philippine Navy officials received the Kinaliada when it arrived at the port of Manila in the capital.

Akyol and Kinaliada personnel visited Philippine Navy Commander Renato David and attended a reception hosted by the Philippine Navy.

Türkiye's TCG Kinaliada visits Philippines for 75th diplomatic anniversary
The Turkish Ministry of National Defense reported that TCG Kınalıada, continuing its voyage in Japan is in the Philippines. (Ministry of National Defense – Anadolu Agency)

The two-day visit is part of the Corvette’s Asia tour and in celebration of the 75th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Türkiye and the Philippines.

The corvette voyaged to Japan in April to mark the 100th anniversary of Turkish-Japanese diplomatic relations and the 134th anniversary of the date the Ottoman frigate Ertugrul set sail for Japan.

On July 14, 1889, the Ertugrul Frigate embarked on its final voyage – a goodwill voyage to Japan. On Sept. 19, 1890, it encountered a typhoon off Japan and sank, resulting in the loss of more than 500 sailors and officers; 69 survived. The tragedy is marked as a landmark in the friendship between Türkiye and Japan.

Last Updated:  Jun 28, 2024 11:01 AM