General Staff of Turkey

Turkey to build crescent-star shaped combined military HQs

Turkey to build crescent-star shaped combined military HQs

Turkey will build a massive combined military headquarters and collect the Defense Ministry, the chief of General Staff as well as force commands under a single roof in a bid to further coordinate the country’s defense, …

 Russian and Turkish Chiefs of Staff discuss Syria

Russian and Turkish Chiefs of Staff discuss Syria

Russian Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces Valery Gerasimov has discussed the situation in Syria with his Turkish counterpart Yasar Guler over the phone, the Russian Defense Ministry reported. …

Turkey destroys more than 10 PKK terrorists in northern Iraq

Turkey destroys more than 10 PKK terrorists in northern Iraq

The Turkish Air Force has killed 14 terrorists in northern Iraq as part of the operation against the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) terrorists. In a Twitter post, Turkish General Staff said its jets pounded PKK terrorists …

Yasar Guler appointed as Turkey's Chief of Staff

Yasar Guler appointed as Turkey's Chief of Staff

Turkish Land Forces Commander Gen. Yasar Guler was appointed Chief of General Staff under a new presidential decree published in the official gazette early today. Chief of General Staff Gen. Hulusi Akar …

Turkish army kills terrorists that attacked guardhouse

Turkish army kills terrorists that attacked guardhouse

At least 23 YPG/PKK terrorists have been killed after their attack on a guardhouse in southeastern Sanliurfa province, according to Turkish General Staff. "PKK/PYD-YPG" terrorists launched a gun-and-rocket attack on a Turkish …

 Turkish forces 'encircle' Syria's Afrin

Turkish forces 'encircle' Syria's Afrin

Turkey's military has surrounded the Kurdish-held city of Afrin in northern Syria, the Turkish General Staff said. A statement said troops and allied Syrian rebels had also captured "critically important areas," BBC …

Turkey detains protesters against Afrin operation

Turkey detains protesters against Afrin operation

Turkey's policy have detained 845 people for the participation in protests and an Internet campaign against Ankara's operation in Syria's district of Afrin since its start, the Turkish Interior Ministry said in a statement. …

Two Turkish soldiers die after vehicle topples in flooded river

Two Turkish soldiers die after vehicle topples in flooded river

The bodies of two Turkish soldiers who went missing in a flood after heavy rains pummeled the country's southeast were found late Sunday, the military said. The Turkish army said the soldiers were on guard in southeastern Sanliurfa …

Turkey's General Staff confirms military plane crash in Izmir

Turkey's General Staff confirms military plane crash in Izmir

Turkey's General Staff confirmed a plane used to train pilots has crashed in western Turkey, killing its two pilots. A military statement said the SF-260D light trainer plane went down on Friday after taking off from Cigli air …

Turkish military about new losses in Syria's Afrin

Turkish military about new losses in Syria's Afrin

Two Turkish soldiers have been killed in Operation Olive Branch in Syria's Afrin, the Turkish military said in a statement. The military said that the soldiers were killed as a result of antitank and mortar attacks by terrorists …

 Ankara reveals number of terrorists killed last year

Ankara reveals number of terrorists killed last year

Turkey's Armed Forces killed 7016 terrorists in 2017, according to the annual report on the country's fight against terrorism. According to the report, 7016 terrorists were killed last year in security operations, of whom …

Turkish troops enter Syria - media

Turkish troops enter Syria - media

Turkish armored vehicles have rolled into northwestern Syria to implement a de-escalation agreement in a province dominated by al-Qaida-linked militants. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the deployment of …

Operations against PKK being held in eastern Turkey

Operations against PKK being held in eastern Turkey

Turkish security forces launched an operation against PKK militants in the eastern provinces of Bitlis, Van, Erzincan and Mus. At least seven PKK terrorists were killed during a counterterrorism operation. In addition, …

Iranian chief of staff arrives in Ankara today

Iranian chief of staff arrives in Ankara today

Iranian Chief of Staff Gen. Mohammad Hossein Bagheri will arrive in Ankara today to meet Turkish officials amid efforts to bring the two sides to a common understanding to collaborate on the Syrian and Iraqi crises despite some …

 Turkish air strikes kill 11 PKK militants in Mardin and Hakkari

Turkish air strikes kill 11 PKK militants in Mardin and Hakkari

Turkish warplanes struck Kurdish militant targets in two areas of southeast Turkey overnight, killing 11 Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) fighters, the army said. One air operation was conducted in the Dargecit district of Mardin province, …

Two Turkish soldiers killed in Sirnak in clash with PPK

Two Turkish soldiers killed in Sirnak in clash with PPK

Turkish soldiers clashed with Kurdish militants in a rural area of southeast Turkey near the Iraqi border on Friday morning, the armed forces said. The firefight occurred around 9.30 am (0630 GMT) in the Uludere district of Sirnak …

Turkey's Hurriyet changes its editor-in-chief

Turkey's Hurriyet changes its editor-in-chief

Turkey's Hurriyet newspaper has changed its editor-in-chief, a day after strong criticism of the prominent daily by the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan for a story suggesting discord between the government …