GENERAL OVERVIEW OF EXERCISES

  • Given their contents and level of participation, exercises are classified as follows:
    • National Exercises: Exercises conducted by the elements of Turkish Armed Forces with the participation of national public institutions and organizations, if necessary.
    • NATO Exercises: Exercises scheduled by NATO and conducted with the participation of NATO members.
    • NATO/PfP Exercises: Exercises scheduled by NATO and conducted with the participation of NATO/PfP (Partnership for Peace) member countries.
    • Special (Bilateral-Trilateral) Exercises: Exercises conducted under the protocols concluded in accordance with the bilateral or trilateral Agreements.
    • Invitation Exercises (INVITEX): National exercises to which forces of other nations are invited to participate.
    • Passage Exercises (PASSEX): Short-term exercises conducted by surface and underwater elements subordinate to the Turkish Navy along with primarily NATO members in order to enhance the relationships between nations.
  • The objective of the exercises is to determine and test the level of training which is achieved in peacetime.
  • Today, exercises increasingly tend to be small-scale, combined, joint, partnership and cooperation exercises in which as many nations as possible participate. As a result, exercises serve to enhance peace, friendship and cooperation.