|TCG Iskenderun escorted by TCG Yavuz photo from Bosphorus Naval News
With today's evacuations the number of people evacuated by see increased to 8351. Turkey evacuated approximately 20444 people since the beginning of the crisis.Turkey has maintained quite a presence off Libya and used a combination of ferries and warships to perform the evacuations and provide security.
Saturn5 has coverage of a Turkish ship stopping a Somali pirate attack, too, here. Turkey's use of its sea power is growing and effective.