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Russia and Turkey begin joint patrols in Syria

Russia and Turkey begin joint patrols in Syria

Turkish and Russian troops have begun joint patrols in northern Syria, Turkey's Ministry of National Defence said. About 300 Russian soldiers and 20 armoured vehicles arrived in northern Syria today where the Russian police …

Russian and Turkish military discuss joint plans in Syria

Russian and Turkish military discuss joint plans in Syria

Russian and Turkish military officials met in Ankara yesterday to discuss joint plans in Syria under agreements reached during earlier talks between the leaders of the two states, the Turkish Ministry of National Defense said in a statement. …

Turkey has not plans to start new operation in Syria

Turkey has not plans to start new operation in Syria

There is no further need at this stage for Turkey to conduct a new operation in northern Syria, the Turkish Defense Ministry said in a written statement. The statement underlined that at the end of a 120-hour pause, the U.S. …

Turkey eliminates 673 terrorists in northern Syria

Turkey eliminates 673 terrorists in northern Syria

A total of 673 People's Protection Units (YPG) terrorists have been neutralized since Turkey launched Operation Peace Spring in northern Syria, the Turkish Defense Ministry said. The ministry updated on Twitter the figure of the …

Turkey neutralizes almost 350 terrorists in Syria

Turkey neutralizes almost 350 terrorists in Syria

A total of 342 terrorists have been 'neutralized' since the start of Operation Peace Spring in northern Syria, Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar said. Akar said Operation Peace Spring continues …

Turkey launches ground phase of operation in Syria

Turkey launches ground phase of operation in Syria

The armed forces of Turkey crossed the border with Syria and launched the ground phase of its Peace Spring military operation east of the Euphrates River, Turkey’s Ministry of National Defense said. "Our servicemen, along …

Turkey and U.S. conduct 3rd joint patrol for Syria safe zone

Turkey and U.S. conduct 3rd joint patrol for Syria safe zone

U.S. and Turkish troops conducted their third joint ground patrol today within a planned safe zone in northern Syria, along the Syrian-Turkish border, the Turkish National Defense Ministry said. "Third land patrol within the …

Ankara: safe zone in Syria should be established fast

Ankara: safe zone in Syria should be established fast

Safe zone in northern Syria should be established fast and finalized, we do not have time to waste, Turkish defense minister Hulusi Akar said. "We are closely following developments in the east of the …

Turkey shoots down unidentified UAV near Syria

Turkey shoots down unidentified UAV near Syria

Turkish F-16s shot down an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) near the Syrian border yesterday, Turkey’s Defense Ministry said. According to the ministry. the UAV of undetermined nationality violated Turkish airspace a total of …

Turkey and U.S. hold 2nd safe zone patrols in Syria

Turkey and U.S. hold 2nd safe zone patrols in Syria

U.S. and Turkish troops conducted their second joint ground patrol today within a planned safe zone in northern Syria, along the Syrian-Turkish border, according to the Turkish Defense Ministry. A convoy of four armored Turkish …

Turkish fighters make flight over Syria

Turkish fighters make flight over Syria

Two Turkish F-16 fighters have made a flight over Syrian airspace as part of a multinational campaign to fight and eradicate the ISIL in the war-torn country, amid Turkish-American talks for setting up a safe zone in the eastern Euphrates. …

Turkish military starts S-400 training in Russia

Turkish military starts S-400 training in Russia

Turkish military personnel has started training in Russia to operate S-400 missile defense systems, Turkey's Ministry of National Defense said. "Our air force personnel has started training in the Russian town of Gatchina …

Turkey names date of deliveries of S-400 second battalions

Turkey names date of deliveries of S-400 second battalions

The deliveries of the second battalion of Russian-made S-400 long-range surface-to-air missile systems to Turkey will begin on August 27, Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar said. "The process of transporting and …

Turkish convoy attacked in Idlib, three civilians killed

Turkish convoy attacked in Idlib, three civilians killed

Three civilians were killed and 12 more were wounded during an attack on a Turkish military convoy in Syria’s Idlib, the Turkish national defense ministry said. "Our convoy heading for observation station number 9 was …

Turkey's defense minister inspecting border with Syria

Turkey's defense minister inspecting border with Syria

Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar is inspecting Sanliurfa province on the border with Syria. Akar also reviewed the place where the coordination center of the security zone in northern Syria will be created, …