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Turkish and Russian defense chiefs discuss Karabakh

Turkish and Russian defense chiefs discuss Karabakh

Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu and Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar discussed the peace deal between Azerbaijan and Armenia and the latest situation in Syria in a phone call, the Turkish Defense Ministry said Tuesday. …

Turkish airstrikes hit PKK terrorists in Iraq

Turkish airstrikes hit PKK terrorists in Iraq

Turkish security forces killed nine PKK terrorists in northern Iraq during a cross-border counterterrorism operation in the region, unintentionally killing two Iraqi military officers and raising tensions between the two countries. …

Iraq cancels Turkish Defence Minister visit over drone strike

Iraq cancels Turkish Defence Minister visit over drone strike

Iraq cancelled a 13 August visit by the Turkish Defence Minister, Hulusi Akar, to the country, following condemnation of a Turkish drone strike in the Erbil province that killed two Iraqi border guards, according to an Iraqi Foreign Ministry …

Turkey says 6 killed in bomb attack near Syria border

Turkey says 6 killed in bomb attack near Syria border

A bomb attack by the Kurdish YPG militia killed 6 people and wounded 11 on Tuesday in the northeastern Syrian town of Tel Abyad, near the Turkish border, the Turkish Defence Ministry said. The Arab town, from which Turkish-backed …

Turkish soldier killed in explosion in Idlib

Turkish soldier killed in explosion in Idlib

Turkey’s defense ministry has announced the death of a Turkish soldier in Syria's Idlib. In a statement, the ministry said the soldier was wounded in an explosion and died later in a hospital. It said the explosion took …

Russian military to hold talks on Idlib in Ankara on March 10

Russian military to hold talks on Idlib in Ankara on March 10

The talks involving Russia’s military delegation on the situation in the Idlib de-escalation zone will start in Ankara on March 10, the Turkish Ministry of National Defense said. "In accordance with the Moscow memorandum (on …

Two Turkish soldiers killed, six wounded in Syria

Two Turkish soldiers killed, six wounded in Syria

Two more Turkish soldiers have been killed and six wounded in an attack by Syrian government forces in northwest Syria’s Idlib region, the Turkish Defence Ministry said. Immediately after the Syrian forces opened fire, …

Turkey 'neutralizes' 76 soldiers in Idlib

Turkey 'neutralizes' 76 soldiers in Idlib

Turkish forces hit 54 targets in Syria’s northwestern region of Idlib and "neutralized" 76 Syrian government soldiers, Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar said. Akar said Turkey’s armed forces had …

Four Turkish troops killed in Syria shelling

Four Turkish troops killed in Syria shelling

Four Turkish military servicemen have been killed and nine others wounded by shelling in Syria’s idlib province, the Turkish Ministry of National Defense said in a statement. According to Turkey’s NTV television, …

Northeast Syria bomb attack kills 4 Turkish soldiers

Northeast Syria bomb attack kills 4 Turkish soldiers

Four Turkish soldiers were killed in a car bomb attack in northeast Syria yesterday, the Turkish Defense Ministry said. It said the attack occurred during a roadside security check in the region east of the Euphrates river in Syria, …

Five terrorists surrender to Turkish forces

Five terrorists surrender to Turkish forces

Five PKK terrorists surrendered to Turkish security forces yesterday, according to Turkey's National Defense Ministry. "Five PKK terrorists who escaped from the shelter areas in northern Iraq surrendered to our security …

Russia and Turkey complete 11th joint patrol in Syria

Russia and Turkey complete 11th joint patrol in Syria

Russian and Turkish troops have completed the 11th round of joint ground patrols in northern Syria, Turkey’s National Defense Ministry said. "The eleventh joint land patrol between Turkish and Russian units and UAV …

Ankara establishes Syria safe zone

Ankara establishes Syria safe zone

Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar said that the 145-kilometer-long, 30-kilometer-deep safe zone was established in northern Syria. Akar added that Turkish authorities are in touch with their Russian counterparts …

Russia and Turkey hold 5th joint patrols in Syria

Russia and Turkey hold 5th joint patrols in Syria

Russian and Turkish troops carried out the fifth round of joint ground patrols in northern Syria under a deal reached last month, in an area of a Turkish anti-terror operation, Turkey’s National Defense Ministry said. “The …

Russia and Turkey begin 3rd joint patrols in Syria

Russia and Turkey begin 3rd joint patrols in Syria

Russian and Turkish troops started holding the third round of joint patrols in the rural Qamishli area in northern Syria today. "Within the framework of the agreement reached with the Russian Federation in Sochi on October 22, …

Turkey neutralizes most wanted PKK terrorist in Iraq

Turkey neutralizes most wanted PKK terrorist in Iraq

A PKK terrorist in Turkey's most wanted list was neutralized in northern Iraq, a Turkish security source said. Musluh Ike, a senior PKK terrorist code-named Tekoser Zagros, was neutralized in a joint operation in …

Russian and Turkish military chiefs discuss Syria

Russian and Turkish military chiefs discuss Syria

Russia's Chief of General Staff Valery Gerasimov and his Turkish counterpart Yasar Guler had a phone call to discuss latest development in northern Syria, the Turkish army said. Turkish and …