Four ships of the Turkish Navy will be in the occupied ports of Famagusta and Kyrenia as part of the Turkish “celebrations” for Turkey’s invasion of Cyprus on July 20, 1974.
As the Turkish Cypriot newspaper “Halkin Sesi” published, the Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigate “TCG Giresun” and the Gür-class submarine “TCG Burakreis” will be in the port of occupied Kyrenia. Apart from them, the Bayraktar-class landing ship “TCG Bayraktar” and the Cezayirli Hasan Pasa-class “TCG Sokollu Mehmet Pasa” of the Naval War School of the University of the Ministry of Defense of Turkey will anchor in the port of occupied Famagusta until July 23.
The Bayraktar class is a class of tank landing ships (LSTs) built in Turkey. The two amphibious vessels of the class were built for the Turkish Navy by Anadolu Shipyard. LSTs are primarily intended for amphibious missions and the transport of troops and equipment, while their secondary missions include humanitarian assistance, disaster relief, medical assistance and transportation.