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PKK militants attack Turkish base in Iraq

PKK militants attack Turkish base in Iraq

At least 10 people were wounded when protesters attacked a Turkish military camp near Dohuk in Iraq's semi-autonomous Kurdish region on Saturday, burning two tanks and other vehicles, residents and Kurdish officials said, Daily Sabah …

Shoigu on Russia's meeting with Turkish delegation

Shoigu on Russia's meeting with Turkish delegation

Foreign and defence ministers from Russia and Turkey will discuss the United States' decision to withdraw troops from Syria at their meeting in Moscow, Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu said. The meeting comes …

Turkey preparing for new anti-terrorist operations in Syria

Turkey preparing for new anti-terrorist operations in Syria

Turkish Armed Forces are ready for the beginning of new anti-terrorist operations in northern Syria against PYD/YPG, the Syrian wing of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), the country's National Defense Minister Hulusi Akar …

Turkey ready for operation against Kurds in Syria

Turkey ready for operation against Kurds in Syria

Turkish Defence Minister Hulusi Akar said Ankara had completed preparations for the operation against Kurds in Syria east of the Euphrates River. Earlier, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan …

Turkey declares Manbij and Euphrates operations

Turkey declares Manbij and Euphrates operations

Turkey's Defense Minister Hulusi Akar said that Turkish army is preparing for a military operation in Syria. "Now we have Manbij and the east of the Euphrates in front of us. We are working intensively on this …

Turkey to receive two F-35 jets in spring - media

Turkey to receive two F-35 jets in spring - media

Two more Lockheed Martin F-35 Joint Strike Fighter jets will be delivered to Turkey from the United States in March next year, Turkish Defence Minister Hulusi Akar said. Akar said the F-35 programme was …

 Turkey to start installing S-400 systems in a year

Turkey to start installing S-400 systems in a year

The installation of Russian S-400 surface-to-air missile systems in Turkey will begin in October 2019, Turkish Defence Minister Hulusi Akar said. He also said that personnel would be sent to Russia to receive training …

Russian defense minister to visit Turkey

Russian defense minister to visit Turkey

Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu will visit Turkey on October 27, Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar said, adding that he expects to hold talks with Shoigu. "Most heavy weapons and …

Putin to meet with Turkey's Cavusoglu and Akar

Putin to meet with Turkey's Cavusoglu and Akar

Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet with Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu and Defense Minister Hulusi Akar on Friday, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov …

Russian and Turkish defense ministers discuss Syria

Russian and Turkish defense ministers discuss Syria

Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu and his Turkish counterpart Hulusi Akar held talks in Moscow today, the Russian Defense Ministry said, adding that the meeting was constructive. In …

Turkey's air strikes kill 26 PKK militants in Iraq

Turkey's air strikes kill 26 PKK militants in Iraq

The Turkish military said air strikes its forces carried out killed 26 Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) militants in northern Iraq’s Qandil mountain region on June 12. Turkish Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said today …

Turkey's defense minister reports on killed in Afrin

Turkey's defense minister reports on killed in Afrin

Turkey's Defense Minister Nurettin Canikli said five Turkish soldiers and 24 allied Syrian opposition force members have been killed so far in the cross-border offensive in the northwest Syrian enclave of Afrin. …