U.S. Department of State
U.S. Department of State
Other State Department Archive SitesU.S. Department of State
U.S. Department of State
U.S. Department of State
U.S. Department of State
U.S. Department of State
U.S. Department of State
U.S. Department of State
U.S. Department of State
Home Issues & Press Travel & Business Countries Youth & Education Careers About State Video
 You are in: Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs > Bureau of Public Affairs > Bureau of Public Affairs: Press Relations Office > Press Releases (Other) > 2006 > May
Media Note
Office of the Spokesman
Washington, DC
May 22, 2006


Turkey Hosts Proliferation Security Initiative (PSI) Interdiction Exercise, Anatolian Sun, May 24-26

On May 24-26 in Antalya, Turkey, nearly forty nations will gather to participate in a Proliferation Security Initiative (PSI) interdiction training exercise, Anatolian Sun – the 22nd exercise and the first hosted by Turkey. This exercise will be the first under the Proliferation Security Initiative to combine all three interdiction arenas – air, land, and sea. The United States notes with appreciation Turkey’s leadership in bringing together countries from around the world, including countries new to the Proliferation Security Initiative from the Gulf region and Central Asia, to develop capabilities to interdict shipments of proliferation concern and deter those who would trade in materials for such weapons. Through this exercise responsible nations are demonstrating their resolve to work together to stop the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction.

For additional information on the Proliferation Security Initiative, please see http://www.state.gov/t/isn/c10390.htm

2006/532

Released on May 22, 2006

  Back to top

U.S. Department of State
USA.govU.S. Department of StateUpdates  |   Frequent Questions  |   Contact Us  |   Email this Page  |   Subject Index  |   Search
The Office of Electronic Information, Bureau of Public Affairs, manages this site as a portal for information from the U.S. State Department. External links to other Internet sites should not be construed as an endorsement of the views or privacy policies contained therein.
About state.gov  |   Privacy Notice  |   FOIA  |   Copyright Information  |   Other U.S. Government Information

Published by the U.S. Department of State Website at http://www.state.gov maintained by the Bureau of Public Affairs.