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Turkey to build 6 submarines

Turkey to build 6 submarines

Turkey plans to build six submarines in order to strengthen its defense power, the country’s  Defense Ministry said. According to the ministry, the initial cost of the project is estimated at $2.7 billion. The …

Turkey deploys 80 tanks to Syria border

Turkey deploys 80 tanks to Syria border

Turkey sent 80 military vehicles to its southern border with Syria, the Anadolu news agency reported with reference to military sources. The deployment was part of reinforcements for troops stationed along the border. The vehicles were …

Turkey tests its first national long-range missile

Turkey tests its first national long-range missile

Turkey has successfully tested its first national long-range missile, dubbed 'Bora', in the Black Sea province of Sinop, Defense Minister Fikri Işık said. “A new launch of our 280-kilometer range Bora missile has been made …

Azerbaijan,Turkey and Georgia to sign defence deal

Azerbaijan,Turkey and Georgia to sign defence deal

The Ministers of Defence of Azerbaijan,Turkey and Georgia will sign a defence deal in Batumi, the press service of the Georgian Defence Ministry said. The agreement was revealed by the Minister of Defence of Georgia Levan Izoria …

Fikri Isik confirms possible purchase of Russian S-400

Fikri Isik confirms possible purchase of Russian S-400

Turkey is considering purchasing Russian S-400 missile systems, Turkey's Defence Minister Fikri Isik said in an interview with broadcaster NTV. Işık stated that Turkey's current missile and air defense need was …

Russian military to inspect Turkish area

Russian military to inspect Turkish area

A group of Russian inspectors will visit a designated location in Turkey to verify the information on the military activity in the area, the Chief of Directorate of Treaty Monitoring of the Russian Defense Ministry Sergey Ryzhkov …

Turkey intends to build walls on borders with Armenia - media

Turkey intends to build walls on borders with Armenia - media

The Turkish Ministry of National Defense and the Finance Ministry are discussing a proposal to construct walls along the border with Armenia, the Turkish newspaper Star writes. A fence, which measures three meters high, is offered …

Turkey to buy 24 F-35s in US

Turkey to buy 24 F-35s in US

Turkey expects to take delivery of the first two of a batch of 24 more Lockheed Martin F-35 aircraft in 2018, the Turkish Defence Minister Fikri Isik said.   Isik said Turkey would buy a total of 24 F-35s from …

Turkey threatens to cancel EU migration deal

Turkey threatens to cancel EU migration deal

Turkey will cancel a migration deal with the European Union if the bloc doesn't grant visa-free travel to Turkish citizens by the end of the year, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said Thursday, a day after a top EU …

Turkish Air Force to join Mosul offensive

Turkish Air Force to join Mosul offensive

Turkish Defense Minister Fikri Isik confirmed the country’s air force will join the operation to liberate Mosul from ISIL. "We have come to an agreement with coalition forces that our air force will …

Turkey plans to expand ‘safe zone’ into northern Syria

Turkey plans to expand ‘safe zone’ into northern Syria

Turkey's Defense Minister Fikri Isik has announced plans to expand the so-called security zone deeper into northern Syria, after rebels – backed by Turkey's tanks and air force as part of the ongoing Operation …