Turkmen Naval Forces
|Turkmen Naval Forces|
Turkmen navy sailors during a parade in 2011.
|Role||Naval warfare and defense|
|Size||2,000 sailors and 16 patrol boats|
|Part of||Ministry of Defense (Turkmenistan)|
|Colors||Yellow, blue, and white|
|Anniversaries||October 9: Navy Day|
|Supreme Commander-in-chief||Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow|
|Commander of the Navy||Lieutenant Colonel B. Annaev|
|Major General Begench Gundogdyev|
The Turkmen Naval Forces (Turkmen: Türkmenistanyň Harby-deňiz Güýçleriis) is the naval warfare branch of the armed forces of Turkmenistan. Turkmenistan's Navy Day is celebrated annually on October 9.
The Turkmenistan navy was established in 1992. The naval forces are directed by the Border Guard Service. The main naval base of Turkmenistan is Türkmenbas Naval Base located in the port of Turkmenbashi. In 2002, dozens of new patrol boats, such as Kalkan-Ms and Griff-Ts were purchased from Ukraine. A naval base in the Caspian Sea was created in 2009. In 2010, the navy of Turkmenistan consisted of 16 patrol boats and 2,000 servicemen.
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