May 31, 2023

The Turkish Ministry of Defense announced that the TCG Anadolu ship will open its doors to citizens in Istanbul next week.

In a tweet, on Saturday, the ministry indicated that the “TCG ANADOLU” ship will open its doors to visitors in Istanbul from 17 to 23 April.

She added that the locally-made ship will dock in Sarayburnu port to receive its visitors.

On Monday, the ship “TCG ANADOLU” entered service in the arsenal of the Turkish army, with a ceremony attended by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

The aircraft carrier “TCG Anadolu” is 231 meters long, 32 meters wide, and the maximum payload is 27 thousand tons and 436 kilograms, and its maximum speed is 20.5 knots, while the economic speed is 16 knots.

The ship can carry 13 tanks, 27 armored amphibious vehicles, 6 troop carriers, 33 military vehicles and 15 trailers, a total of 94 vehicles.

On its surface, 10 helicopters and 11 attack marches can be accommodated, while its hangar can carry 19 helicopters or 30 attack marches, in addition to accommodating a crew of 1,223.

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