Turkmen Naval Forces

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Turkmen Naval Forces
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Turkmen navy sailors during a parade in 2011.
Founded1992 (1992)
Country Turkmenistan
TypeCoast guard
RoleNaval warfare and defense
Size2,000 sailors and 16 patrol boats
Part ofMinistry of Defense (Turkmenistan)
HeadquartersTürkmenbaşy
Colors               Yellow, blue, and white
AnniversariesOctober 9: Navy Day
Commanders
Supreme Commander-in-chiefGurbanguly Berdimuhamedow
Commander of the NavyLieutenant Colonel B. Annaev[1]
Notable
commanders
Major General Begench Gundogdyev[2]
Insignia
EnsignFlag of the Turkmen Naval Forces.svg

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.[3][4]

History[edit]

The Turkmenistan navy was established in 1992. The naval forces are directed by the Border Guard Service.[5] 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.[6]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.turkmenistan.gov.tm/?id=10501
  2. ^ "Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov appointed Yaylym Berdiev Minister of Defence of Turkmenistan, and Begench Gundogdyev Commander of the Naval Forces of the Armed Forces of Turkmenistan". Retrieved 2017-01-24.
  3. ^ "Turkmenistan celebrates Day of Naval Forces | Turkmenistan.ru". www.turkmenistan.ru. Retrieved 2017-08-14.
  4. ^ "Глава Туркмении провел смотр кораблей ВМС на Каспии". РИА Новости (in Russian). 2015-10-10. Retrieved 2017-08-17.
  5. ^ "Defense & Security Intelligence & Analysis: IHS Jane's | IHS". articles.janes.com. Retrieved 2017-08-17.
  6. ^ https://jamestown.org/program/turkmenistans-naval-plans-promoting-its-maritime-and-energy-interests/