Finland will conduct a confidence-and-security-building inspection conform to the Vienna Document 2011 in Turkey from 10 to 13 October 2017.
The inspected area is located west of Istanbul and according to the annual reports it is home to 13 military units. The inspection team consists of three Finnish and one Swedish officer. The team is headed by Lieutenant Colonel Joakim Salonen from Defence Command Finland.
The aim of the inspection is to verify that there are no military activities in the specified area that are subject to prior notification according to the Vienna Document.
The aim is also to verify the information about units in the inspection area that Turkey supplied to the OSCE and to train our own personnel for arms control duties and to show Finland’s involvement in multinational arms control as well as its impartiality.