As part of a goodwill visit, the Turkish Naval Ship Gediz arrived at Chennai on 02 July for two days. The visit is expected to bolster Navy-to-Navy cooperation and is an indicator of the importance given by Turkey to India.
The visit will include courtesy calls, receptions, ship tours, professional exchanges and sports fixtures between Turkish and Indian Navy personnel. The Consul General of Turkey, His Excellency Mr Erdal Sabri Ergen and the Commanding Officer of TCG Gediz, Commander Yusuf Kocaman, called-on Commodore Alok Bhatnagar, Naval Officer-in-Charge (Tamilnadu & Puducherry). The ship will depart on Saturday, O4 July 2015.