A Turkish-hosted military drill began with the participation of elements from “friendly and allied countries,” the Turkish National Defense Ministry announced, Report informs.

The NUSRET-2023 Invitation Military Drill, taking place in Türkiye’s northwestern Canakkale province and the Gulf of Saros, lasts through next Wednesday, December 6.

“The aim of the exercise is to provide training for participating Units/Commands in the planning, execution, and evaluation of mine warfare. It aims to enhance the interoperability of mine warfare elements from different countries, promoting their ability to work together,” said a ministry statement.