A superficial analysis might
suggest that a Turkish admiral
has at his disposal warships,
bases, aircraft and sailors. There
are several other considerations:
if the tsunamis sink or damage
enough shipping it may not be
possible to transit the
Dardanelles or the Bosphorus or
both. That would mean Turkish
naval units in the Black, Aegean
and Mediterranean seas would
be at the very least unavailable
for the critical first days of
rescue. A second problem is
ships and shore facilities around
the Sea of Marmara might well
be casualties themselves.