Russia's Black Sea fleet has held joint drills with the Turkish Navy, it was reported, Friday March 8th, ending in a call at the Black Sea port city of Novorossiysk.
According to the Russian news agency TASS, the press office said in a statement: "During the drills, the patrol ship Vasily Bykov, the sea-going minesweeper Valentin Pikul of the Novorossiysk naval base, held joint Russian-Turkish drills with the foreign corvette Burgazada and the minesweeper Akcay."
The warships' crews also practiced interaction and manoeuvring in the Black Sea and the escort of a group of ships in the zone of a possible mine danger. After the drills, the Turkish warships left the Russian waters.
The corvette Burgazada and the minesweeper Akcay made a courtesy call at the port of Novorossiysk on Wednesday March 6th as part of the Turkish Navy's national drills that visit foreign ports.