JDW 3/01: Hovedflċdebasen ved Gölcük blev ĝdelagt af jordskĉlv i august 1999. Flċden flyttes nu til Aksaz-basen i det sydvestlige Tyrkiet. Den nye base vil muligvis blive forsvaret af 12 missilramper med hver 4 Rapier Mk 1/2 jord-til-luft missiler.
Unofficiel homepage 9/03: After earthquake at Gölcük 17/8/99: The Fleet Command and 13 frigates were relocated to Aksaz Naval Base in Marmaris, 4 frigates were deployed to Ereğli at the Black Sea, The Mine Warfare Command and its ships to Erdek Naval Base. The Gölcük naval Yard will be relocated to stated owed Pendik shipyard in suburbs of İstanbul. But until that time Gölcük Naval Yard will perform the planned overhauls and modernisations as scheduled. Another state owned shipyard Alaybey in İzmir will be also handed over to the Navy. The Gölcük Naval Base is no longer the Main Naval Base but it will still be home of the following Commands: The Submarine Command, The Naval Yard Command, Yıldızlar Surface Training Command and various supply and logistical commands.