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Turkey holds military drill near its border with Iraq

Turkey's military says it has kicked off a drill near its border with Iraq, as the northern Iraqi Kurdish region prepares to hold a referendum on independence on September 25. The military says the exercise started on Monday near …

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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 …

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US refuses to send F-16 training pilots to Turkey

The United States has refused to send F-16 warplane trainers to Turkey after Ankararequested them in order to fill the gap in the number of Turkish jet pilots, Hurriyet reported. The F-16 jets of American firm …

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Operations against PKK being held in eastern Turkey

Turkish security forces launched an operation against PKK militants in the eastern provinces of Bitlis, Van, Erzincan and Mus. At least seven PKK terrorists were killed during a counterterrorism operation. In addition, …

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Turkey deploys troops to Qatar

The sixth batch of troops from the Turkish Armed Forces (TSK) has reached the capital Doha, Qatar's defense ministry said. "The sixth batch of Turkish forces has arrived in Qatar, to continue the ongoing joint cooperation in …

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Merkel seeks solution to Konya airbase dispute

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says a dispute with Turkey over a visit by lawmakers to air crews at a NATO base is "decidedly unfortunate" and Berlin will work with NATO to defuse it. "Before we draw …

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 Fire breaks out in Turkish military zone

A fire broke out today in a military zone in Turkey's southern province of Kilis bordering Syria and 10 soldiers suffered mild smoke inhalation, the provincial governor's office said, but there were no other casualties. …

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Syrian rebels and Turkey mulling new operation in Syria

Around 20,000 members of opposition Free Syrian Army (FSA) and Turkish troops will participate in a new military operation in the northwestern Syrian Afrin region, which is under control of the Syrian Kurdish People's Protection Units …

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11 PKK terrorists killed in southeastern Turkey

A total of 11 PKK terrorists were killed in Turkey’s southeast during operations on Sunday, according to security sources, Anadolu agency reports. The sources, who spoke on condition of anonymity due to restrictions on …

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New batch of Turkish troops arrives in Qatar

Qatar's ministry of defence has announced the arrival of a new group of Turkish armed forces to the military base where Turkey began its training mission last week, Al Jazeera reports. The forces are set to take part in …

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Arab nations send Qatar list of demands

Acting as a mediator, Kuwait has presented Qatar a long-awaited list of demands from Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates and Egypt, four Arab nations that cut ties with Qatar in early June. The list of demands includes: curb …

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Number of Turkish military contingent in Qatar revealed

The Air Forces of Qatar and Turkey plan to conduct joint military exercises at the end of the month. The total number of Turkish soldiers currently deployed in the territory of Qatar is 113, the Turkish General Staff informed, AzerNews …

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