Markaz, officially the Sheikhdom of Markaz, is a former Kyrenaian Colony, which declared its independence in 1933. A short war of independence followed. There are around fifteen million inhabitants of the Sheikhdom, most of which are of Kyrenaian Descent, ruled by Sheikh Yasir II..
Capital is Mrsa.
War of Independence, 1933-1934
Flora and Fauna
Relationship to Kyrenaia
Military and Security
Despite once posessing two Sharaf-class Battlecruisers, Huriya and Siada (Ex-Alrimaya and Ex-Nazar), the Defense Forces of the Sheikhdom are far smaller nowadays then they were during the War of Independence.
Mostly focussed on fisheries protection, patrol and coast guard duty, the Markaz Naval Forces mostly have light vessels of local design or under domestic production rights.
The Markaz Ground Forces, on the other hand, . Main Service Rifle is the KGS-26 Carbine.
Markaz has an independent air force, which is relatively small. The Markaz Aerial Forces fly mostly aircraft of Kyrenaian Vintage, including the Kyrenaian Aircraft Factories KAF-4 Altuyalkatif Light Fleet Combat Aircraft, the Kyrenaian Aircraft Factories KAF-9 Kaman Ground Attack Aircraft and the Sinaljanah S-5 Tayirnaar Light Combat Aircraft. Both S-5 and KAF-4 are in the process of being phased out in favour of newer Kyrenaian Aircraft Factories KAF-16 Saqr Multirole Fighters. The Markaz Aerial Forces are also planning to acquire the SDY-Sciathan 20 Guairdeall Multi-Purpose Amphibian Aircraft.