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Two Turkish soldiers killed in Sirnak in clash with PPK

Two Turkish soldiers killed in Sirnak in clash with PPK

Turkish soldiers clashed with Kurdish militants in a rural area of southeast Turkey near the Iraqi border on Friday morning, the armed forces said. The firefight occurred around 9.30 am (0630 GMT) in the Uludere district of Sirnak …

Turkey#039s Hurriyet changes its editor-in-chief

Turkey's Hurriyet changes its editor-in-chief

Turkey's Hurriyet newspaper has changed its editor-in-chief, a day after strong criticism of the prominent daily by the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan for a story suggesting discord between the government …

Turkish General Staff likely to lift travel ban to Russia for Turkish soldiers

Turkish General Staff likely to lift travel ban to Russia for Turkish soldiers

The Turkish General Staff will likely lift the travel ban to Russia for Turkish soldiers introduced after the souring of relations amid the downed Russian aircraft incident, Sputnik reported citing Anadolu news agency. The General Staff …

Turkey#039s General Staff  says Al-Bab operation completed - media

Turkey's General Staff says Al-Bab operation completed - media

The operation to liberate the northern Syrian town of al-Bab from ISIS terrorists has been completed and Turkish troops are working to clear mines and explosives, the Chief of General Staff Gen. Hulusi Akar said. Akar …

Turkish soldier killed in Syria, four injured

Turkish soldier killed in Syria, four injured

One Turkish soldier was killed and four others were injured in clashes during the ongoing Operation Euphrates Shield in northern Syria's al-Bab, the military said. The injured soldiers were immediately taken to a nearby hospital for …

 Turkish army kills 48 ISIS militants in Syria

Turkish army kills 48 ISIS militants in Syria

Turkish-led air and ground operations in Syria killed 48 ISIS militants on Sunday while Turkish warplanes destroyed 23 buildings and shelters used by the jihadists, Turkey's armed forces said in a statement on Monday. "Turkish …

Turkish air strikes kill 19 Kurdish militants in north Iraq

Turkish air strikes kill 19 Kurdish militants in north Iraq

Turkish jets carried out air strikes against Kurdish militants in the Gara region of northern Iraq on Friday and killed 19 militants, Turkish military sources said on Saturday. The warplanes took off from an air base in Diyarbakir in …

 Turkey#039s Chief of Staff meets with US counterpart

Turkey's Chief of Staff meets with US counterpart

Turkey's Chief of Staff Hulusi Akar met with the US Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Joseph Dunford at the Incirlik Air Base in the south of Turkey, according to statement released on the website of …

Turkey confirms Russian aircraft not behind strike on its soldiers near al-Bab

Turkey confirms Russian aircraft not behind strike on its soldiers near al-Bab

Russian President Vladimir Putin has confirmed to Turkey that aircraft which carried out an attack on Turkish soldiers near the Syrian city of al-Bab last week did not belong to Russia, the Turkish Deputy Prime Minister …

Turkish Army destroys 57 ISIL targets in Syria

Turkish Army destroys 57 ISIL targets in Syria

Turkish forces have destroyed a total of 57 ISIL terrorist group targets alongside one Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) position in the past 24 hours as part of the Euphrates Shield operation in northern Syria, Turkey’s General Staff …

 Turkey#039s coup organized by CEO of paper company

Turkey's coup organized by CEO of paper company

The second main suspected plotter of July 15 failed coup attempt, who collaborated with coup mastermind Adil Öksüz has been identified as Kemal Batmaz. The two men reportedly went to the US on …

 Turkey hits ISIL and PYD targets in Syria

Turkey hits ISIL and PYD targets in Syria

Turkey hit 162 ISIL and 12 PKK/PYD targets on Saturday as part of the Euphrates Shield operation in northern Syria, Anadolu reports. The Turkish General Staff said in a statement that a terrorist was injured in two airstrikes …

General Staff: Euphrates Shield saves Turkey from ISIL shelling

General Staff: Euphrates Shield saves Turkey from ISIL shelling

The Euphrates Shield operation, during which Turkey-backed Syrian rebels seized control of nine areas, protected Turkey from the attacks of extremists, the Turkish General Staff said. "The opposition Free Syrian Army seized …

General Staff: 88 Turkish soldiers killed in clashes with PKK

General Staff: 88 Turkish soldiers killed in clashes with PKK

Turkish security forces have killed 417 Kurdish militants since late August, the General Staff of Turkey said. Since August 29, 417 PKK militants have been killed, 61 have been wounded, 41 have surrendered and 18 have been captured …

 #039Turkish Pentagon’ to be formed near Ankara

'Turkish Pentagon’ to be formed near Ankara

The National Intelligence Agency, the Defense Ministry, the Turkish General Staff and other security commands will be moved to the Etimesgut district of Ankara, as a part of measures taken after the failed July 15 coup attempt, the Habertürk …

Russia#039s Chief of General Staff to hold meeting with Turkish counterpart

Russia's Chief of General Staff to hold meeting with Turkish counterpart

Russia's Chief of General Staff Valery Gerasimov is goind to visit Turkish counterpart Hulusi Akar in Ankara. It is expected that the meeting will be held at the General Staff of Turkey. There …

Advisor to Chief of Turkish General Staff arrested

Advisor to Chief of Turkish General Staff arrested

Advisor to the Chief of the General Staff of Turkish Armed Forces for Justice Issues, Major General Dinçer Ural has been arrested, News.az reports. Report informs citing Hürriyet that he is suspected of …

Erdogan endowed with new powers

Erdogan endowed with new powers

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has been endowed with new powers: from now on, he is entitled to appoint the chief of General Staff of the Armed Forces. Earlier, the chief of the General Staff was appointed …

Turkey plans to introduce Pentagon civil management model for Defense Ministry

Turkey plans to introduce Pentagon civil management model for Defense Ministry

Turkey is planning to introduce a new civil management model for the country's Defense Ministry based on the US Pentagon, which will be composed of 60 percent civil and 40 percent military personnel, local media reported on Sunday citing …

Turkish General Staff to be based outside Ankara

Turkish General Staff to be based outside Ankara

The General Staff of the Turkish Armed Forces will be based outside Ankara, the Haber7 newspaper reports with reference to sources in Turkish military circles. The newspaper didn’t mention the exact location. Changing …

 Turkey#039s military council promotes almost 100 colonels

Turkey's military council promotes almost 100 colonels

Turkey's top military council promoted 99 colonels to the rank of general or admiral and put 47 generals into retirement in its annual shake-up. President Tayyip Erdogan approved the council's key decisions, leaving armed forces …

Turkish General Staff: 1.5% of military involved in failed coup

Turkish General Staff: 1.5% of military involved in failed coup

A total of 8651 military personnel took part in the coup attempt on July 15,  the Turkish General Staff said.   "This figure amounts to 1.5% of the current number of Turkish Armed Forces personnel," the General …

Turkish Chief of Staff  testifies

Turkish Chief of Staff testifies

Turkish Chief of Staff Gen. Hulusi Akar said that the putschists tried to force him to speak to Turkish opposition cleric Fethullah Gulen, who Ankara suspects of being behind the recent coup attempt. …

Military helicopter crash kills pilots in southeastern Turkey

Military helicopter crash kills pilots in southeastern Turkey

A military helicopter crashed in Turkey’s southeastern province of Hakkari, killing both pilots, the Turkish General Staff said. The aircraft, taking part in the counterterrorist operation, crashed at 2:50 GMT due to a technical …

Turkish Chief of staff and intelligence chief visit Kilis

Turkish Chief of staff and intelligence chief visit Kilis

Turkish Chief of Staff Gen. Hulusi Akar and National Intelligence Agency (MİT) head Hakan Fidan arrived in the southern province of Kilis on April 13, after consecutive rocket firings in the province over the …

 Turkish General Staff excludes possibility of coup

Turkish General Staff excludes possibility of coup

The Turkish General Staff pledged its commitment to the Constitution and ruled out the possibility of any illegal actions in relation to the government.  "The army is fighting against terrorism inside the country and abroad in …

Turkish Air Forces attack Iraq#039s north

Turkish Air Forces attack Iraq's north

The Turkish Air Forces attacked bases of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party on the territory of northern Iraq. It is reported that airstrikes were carried out on the Qandil and Zakho PKK bases. The Turkish General Staff said that more than …

Turkish and Ukrainian Chiefs of Staff meet in Ankara

Turkish and Ukrainian Chiefs of Staff meet in Ankara

The Chief of the General Staff of the Turkish Armed Forces, Hulusi Akar, held a meeting with his Ukrainian counterpart Viktor Muzhenko in Ankara today, Anadolu Agency reports. The Chief of the General …

Turkey’s military left without New Year celebrations

Turkey’s military left without New Year celebrations

The General Staff of Turkish Armed Forces has cancelled New Year celebrations in all military units, Turkish media report. The celebrations were cancelled due to the serious losses of Turkish army during the clashes with the Kurdistan …

Counterterrorist operation prompts Turks to join army

Counterterrorist operation prompts Turks to join army

Against the background of the recent terrorist attacks in the country and the operations carried out by Turkish Armed Forces against the PKK and IS, many citizens in a single patriotic outburst have expressed desires to join the army and take …