As it's exactly and explicitly stated in the content of the Brussels Summit Communiqué issued by the Heads of State and Government participating in the meeting of the North Atlantic Council (NAC) in Brussels on 14 June 2021; "We welcome the establishment of the NATO Maritime Security Centre of Excellence in Turkey."
NATO MARSEC COE Official Inauguration Ceremony was taken place on 11 June 2021 with the participation of Turkish Ministry of National Defence Hulusi AKAR, Command Echelon of Turkish Armed Forces, and a large number of civilian and foreign officials participated in the event which was observed by both international and national press.
Maritime Security Conference-2021 was successfully held on 9-10 June 2021 with the main theme of “Contemporary Risks, Threats, and Maritime Unmanned Systems (MUS) in Global Maritime Security”.
Chief of Naval Staff of Bangladesh Navy, Admiral Mohammad Shaheen IQBAL paid a visit to NATO MARSEC COE on 27 May 2021.
Defence Attache of Japan to Turkey, Capt.(N) Ryo KUMAI paid a visit to NATO MARSEC COE on 24 May 2021.
Admiral Robert P.Burke, Commander of Allied Joint Force Command Naples, and the accompanied delegation paid a visit to NATO MARSEC COE on 21 April 2021.
“EXER MARSEC-21 Initial/Main Planning Conference (IPC/MPC) was virtually and successfully conducted on 29 March 2021, and a total of 35 participants representing various stakeholders from the military, governmental institutions, and academia attended the proceeding/discussions.”