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Turkey to discuss supply of F-35s with U.S.

Turkey to discuss supply of F-35s with U.S.

Turkey and the United States will discuss the situation around the F-35 fighter jet program during a meeting in Washington in early 2022, Turkish national defense minister Hulusi Akar said. "Regarding the F-35 issue, a US …

Turkey conducts counter-terrorist operation in Iraq

Turkey conducts counter-terrorist operation in Iraq

According to the Turkish Ministry of Defense, an operation was carried out against Kurdish militants in the north of Iraq on New Year’s Day. It is clarified that in the Qandil region, an airstrike was inflicted on the deployment …

Turkey successfully test-fires domestic 76mm naval gun

Turkey successfully test-fires domestic 76mm naval gun

Turkey on Thursday successfully test-fired a domestically developed 76 mm naval gun, which is expected to replace the similar ammunition normally imported from abroad. The test-firing was carried out in Karapınar shooting range in …

Russian and Turkish defense ministers discuss Syria

Russian and Turkish defense ministers discuss Syria

The Russian and Turkish defense ministers, Sergey Shoigu and Hulusi Akar, held telephone talks on Monday, the Turkish Defense Ministry reported. During their phone call, the ministers "exchanged opinions on bilateral and regional …

Turkey "neutralizes" 3 YPG/PKK terrorists in Iraq and Syria

Turkey "neutralizes" 3 YPG/PKK terrorists in Iraq and Syria

Turkish security forces "neutralized" three YPG/PKK terrorists in northern Syria and northern Iraq, authorities said on Wednesday. One terrorist in the Operation Pence-Yildirim Zone in northern Iraq, and two terrorists in …

Turkey 'neutralizes' 4 PKK terrorists in northern Iraq

Turkey 'neutralizes' 4 PKK terrorists in northern Iraq

Turkey forces neutralized at least four PKK terrorists in northern Iraq, authorities said on Tuesday. Two terrorists were neutralized in the Gara region by armed forces, while two others in the Operation Pence-Yildirim zone by …

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, …

Evacuated Turkish troops land in Ankara from Afghanistan

Evacuated Turkish troops land in Ankara from Afghanistan

The first batch of Turkish troops evacuated from Afghanistan landed in the country's capital on Thursday, according to flag carrier Turkish Airlines. The first plane carrying Turkish soldiers who decided to be evacuated from …

Turkey withdrawing military forces from Afghanistan

Turkey withdrawing military forces from Afghanistan

Turkey has begun evacuating its armed forces from Afghanistan after evaluating the current situation and conditions, the Ministry of National Defense said in a statement late Wednesday, referring to the Taliban's takeover of the war-ridden …

Azerbaijani and Turkish defense ministers discuss cooperation

Azerbaijani and Turkish defense ministers discuss cooperation

The Minister of Defense of Azerbaijan, Colonel General Zakir Hasanov met with the Minister of National Defense of Turkey Hulusi Akar during his visit to the International Defense Exhibition IDEF-2021 in Istanbul on August 17, according to …

Turkey and U.S. to launch dialogue process for F-35

Turkey and U.S. to launch dialogue process for F-35

A dialogue process will be initiated between Ankara and Washington to find a solution to problems that rose over Turkey’s exclusion from the F-35 fighter jet program, Turkish Defense Industry President İsmail Demir said. …

Military jet trainer crashes in western Turkey

Military jet trainer crashes in western Turkey

A Turkish military jet trainer crashed on Friday in the Aegean Sea, the Turkish National Defense Ministry said. According to a ministry statement, the two pilots of the KT-1 type plane that crashed during its regular training flight …

Pentagon urges Turkey not to retain S-400 systems

Pentagon urges Turkey not to retain S-400 systems

Turkish National Defense Minister Hulusi Akar and US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin held a phone call on Thursday, discussing regional security and bilateral defense cooperation. Akar and Austin exchanged views and underlined …