Turkish Ministry of Defense

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 …

Fikri Isik: Russia and Iran can#039t be excluded from Syrian process

Fikri Isik: "Russia and Iran can't be excluded from Syrian process"

Turkish Defense Minister Fikri Isik spoke about the regional role of Turkey and its relations with the West at the Munich Security Conference, held today. Isik noted that recently, a huge number of events happened in the …

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 …

 Turkish, Russian and Iranian defense ministers to discuss Syria

Turkish, Russian and Iranian defense ministers to discuss Syria

Turkish, Russian and Iranian defense ministers are expected to meet in Moscow on December 20 to discuss the Syrian crisis. Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu will host his Iranian counterpart Hossein …

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 Defense Minister asks not to allow Kurdish militia into Raqqa

Turkish Defense Minister asks not to allow Kurdish militia into Raqqa

Turkish Defense Minister Fikri Işık said that he has asked the US not to allow YPG terrorists enter the ISIL-stronghold of Raqqa in Syria. Işık said that Turkey has the necessary skills to provide an alternative to YPG …

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 …

Isik on conditions for Turkish troops to leave Syria

Isik on conditions for Turkish troops to leave Syria

Turkish troops will continue their military operation in northern Syria until the opposition Free Syrian Army regains control of the town of Jarablus, Turkish Defense Minister Fikri Isik said. "Our main goal is to …

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 …

Coalition continues to use Incirlik air base

Coalition continues to use Incirlik air base

Turkey's Defence Minister Fikri Isik said that members of the U.S.-led coalition were continuing to strike Daesh targets in Syria from the Incirlik air base in southern Turkey, after the base was used by rogue …

Daesh threatens the safety of Caucasian pipelines

Daesh threatens the safety of Caucasian pipelines

Fourth trilateral meeting of defense ministers of Azerbaijan, Turkey and Georgia was held in the Azerbaijani city of Gabala on Sunday. One of its topics was the issue of protection of energy and transport projects of Azerbaijan, which pass …

Zakir Hasanov: Karabakh conflict must be resolved peacefully

Zakir Hasanov: Karabakh conflict must be resolved peacefully

The conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh must be resolved peacefully, on the basis of international norms and territorial integrity of Azerbaijan, Defense Minister Zakir Hasanov said today at the fourth trilateral meeting of defense …

Azerbaijan, Turkey, Georgia to hold joint military drills

Azerbaijan, Turkey, Georgia to hold joint military drills

Azerbaijan, Turkey and Georgia will hold joint military drills, Azerbaijani Defense Minister Zakir Hasanov said Sunday, Sputnik reports. The defense ministers of Turkey, Georgia and Azerbaijan met in Gabala, …

Baku, Tbilisi and Ankara discuss defense cooperation

Baku, Tbilisi and Ankara discuss defense cooperation

Today Istanbul hosted a trilateral meeting with the participation of the Azerbaijani, Georgian and Turkish defense ministers. Colonel-General Zakir Hasanov, Tinatin Khidasheli and Ismet Yilmaz discussed ...

Russian Defense Ministry ready to consult with Turkey

Russian Defense Ministry ready to consult with Turkey

The Russian Defense Ministry is ready to hold talks with its counterparts from Turkey to avoid any misunderstandings in Syria, Russian Deputy Defense Minister, Anatoly Antonov, said. "The General Staff of the …

Chief of Turkish General Staff to visit Azerbaijan

Chief of Turkish General Staff to visit Azerbaijan

A delegation led by the Chief of General Staff of Turkish Armed Forces, Hulusi Akar, will arrive in Azerbaijan on October 5. During the visit, a delegation is expected to hold meetings in Azerbaijan’s Defense …

Alpaslan Kavaklıoğlu or Mahir Ünal may head Turkey#039s Ministry of Defense

Alpaslan Kavaklıoğlu or Mahir Ünal may head Turkey's Ministry of Defense

Alpaslan Kavaklıoğlu and Mahir Unal, deputies from the Party of Justice and Development, have been proposed to head the Defense Ministry of the country. Alpaslan Kavaklıoğlu has worked as an assistant governor of the Erzincan and