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European MPAs Part 5

Fleet Survey


Cengiz Topel Naval Air Station is the operating base of the Turkish Navy’s fixed-wing fleet. Serial TCB-701 is the first ATR 72-600 TMUA that was assigned to 301 Filo.
Onur Kurç and Tayfun Yaşa

As a country surrounded by sea on three sides, Turkey’s maritime air operations commenced in 1914 with the establishment of the Ottoman Navy Flying Service, initially equipped with the Curtiss F. In 1968 four S-2A Trackers were purchased from the Netherlands, to meet Turkey’s NATO commitments and enhance security.

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