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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 tests new landing ship

Turkey tests new landing ship

Today, the newest landing ship ‘Bayraktar’  was tested in the sea in Turkey. They test was recognized as successful and consistent with the terms of reference. Recall that in 2011, the Turkish Navy ordered the …

 Azerbaijan, Turkey and Georgia to hold joint military drills

Azerbaijan, Turkey and Georgia to hold joint military drills

Azerbaijan, Turkey and Georgia will hold joint military exercises, dubbed the Caucasian Eagle (Kafkas Kartalı), this year. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has signed a relevant order in this regard, APA …

Three soldiers killed in mine explosion in Turkey#039s Sirnak

Three soldiers killed in mine explosion in Turkey's Sirnak

Three Turkish soldiers were martyred and five were wounded on Tuesday, in a roadside bomb blast by the PKK in the Gabar Mountain region of Şırnak, Turkey. The soldiers were targeted by members of the Kurdistan Worker’s Party …

 Syria considers actions of Turkish troops on its territory as occupation

Syria considers actions of Turkish troops on its territory as occupation

The Syrian government considers the Turkish troops, remaining in Syria after the completion of the Euphrates Shield campaign, as occupants, the Syrian Ambassador to Russia Riyad Haddad said. "Turkey has not …

 PKK releases footage of attack against Turkish security forces

PKK releases footage of attack against Turkish security forces

The Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) released a footage of two sabotage actions carried out in the east of the country against the Turkish army and law enforcers. Earlier, there were no official reports of these attacks. According to …

Turkish soldier killed in clashes with PKK

Turkish soldier killed in clashes with PKK

One Turkish soldier was killed and four were wounded in an armed attack by PKK militants at the Gerkitepe Base defense zone in the district of Çukurca in southeastern Hakkari province, the Daily Sabah reported with reference to the Turkish …

 Turkey raises defense spending

Turkey raises defense spending

Turkey will increase defense spending this year, the republic's Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said, speaking in Washington. According to him, Ankara's goal is to bring the level of defense spending to 2 …

Turkey says will hit Kurd militia in Syrian Manbij if they stay

Turkey says will hit Kurd militia in Syrian Manbij if they stay

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Thursday Turkey would strike against U.S.-backed Kurdish YPG militia in Manbij if they advanced into the Syrian city and found them present, according to NTV …

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 …

Erdogan says Turkish forces will not remain in Syria

Erdogan says Turkish forces will not remain in Syria

After completing the Euphrates Shield operation, the Turkish forces will withdraw from Syria, because Ankara wants to live in peace with 'Syrian brothers', the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said. …

FSA #039in control of all neighborhoods#039 in Syria’s Al-Bab

FSA 'in control of all neighborhoods' in Syria’s Al-Bab

Turkey-backed Free Syrian Army forces have taken control of all neighborhoods in Syria’s Al-Bab, Turkish military said Friday. In a statement, the Turkish Chief of General Staff said a sweep operation was ongoing to clear the …

Turkey lifts ban on army officers wearing hijab

Turkey lifts ban on army officers wearing hijab

Turkey’s army lifted a historic ban on female officers wearing the Islamic headscarf. The move, ordered by the defence ministry, applies to female officers working in the general staff and command headquarters and branches, the …

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 …

Hulusi Akar, US counterpart discuss Turkey#039s al-Bab operation

Hulusi Akar, US counterpart discuss Turkey's al-Bab operation

Chief of General Staff Gen. Hulusi Akar has held an inter-committee meeting with his U.S. counterpart General Joseph Dunford at İncirlik Airbase in Turkey, the Turkish military said on Friday. The meeting focused …

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 …

Yildirim: al-Bab largely under control of Syrian rebels

Yildirim: al-Bab largely under control of Syrian rebels

Turkey-backed rebels have largely taken control of the Syrian town of al-Bab from ISIS militants, the Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said in Ankara. "Al-Bab has been largely taken under control. Our …

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 …

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 …

Erdogan says Turkish forces advanced into center of Syrian town of al-Bab

Erdogan says Turkish forces advanced into center of Syrian town of al-Bab

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Sunday that Turkish forces have entered the center of the northern Syrian town of al-Bab and the Islamic State (ISIL or Daesh, banned in Russia) jihadists started …

Two Turkish soldiers killed in Syria

Two Turkish soldiers killed in Syria

Two Turkish soldiers were killed and 15 were slightly wounded in clashes with ISIS militants in northern Syria on Wednesday morning, Turkey's armed forces said in a written statement. Syrian rebels, supported by the Turkish …

Cavusoglu names Raqqa next target of Turkish army

Cavusoglu names Raqqa next target of Turkish army

The operations to liberate the Syrian town of al-Bab had made important progress and the next target would be Raqqa, the de facto capital of ISIS, the Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu told a news conference in the …

Turkish forces kill 33 Daesh terrorists, destroy 39 targets in northern Syria

Turkish forces kill 33 Daesh terrorists, destroy 39 targets in northern Syria

The Turkish Armed Forces have killed over 30 Daesh jihadists and destroyed 39 targets over the past 24 hours as part of the Euphrates Shield operation near the town of al-Bab in northern Syria, Sputnik reports. According to the …

Turkish army kills 51 ISIS militants in Syria

Turkish army kills 51 ISIS militants in Syria

Turkish warplanes killed 51 ISIS militants in the Euphrates Shield operations over the last 24 hours, the military said in a statement. Warplanes destroyed 85 ISIS targets in the areas of …

Turkey, UK ink jet deal, flag more trade

Turkey, UK ink jet deal, flag more trade

British Prime Minister Theresa May has signed a $US125 million ($A165 million) fighter jet deal with Turkey and briefly cautioned Ankara on human rights following last year's failed coup, in a visit squarely aimed at boosting trade between …

About 40 Turkish NATO soldiers requested asylum in Germany

About 40 Turkish NATO soldiers requested asylum in Germany

About 40 mostly high-ranking Turkish soldiers who worked at NATO facilities in Germany but were suspended after the failed coup in Turkey in July have requested asylum in Germany, Reuters reported citing news magazine Der Spiegel and broadcaster …

Turkey blasts Greek court ruling on fugitive soldiers

Turkey blasts Greek court ruling on fugitive soldiers

The Turkish Foreign Ministry protested Thursday a Greek court's decision not to "extradite the eight fugitive Turkish soldiers, which the Turkish government accuses of having links to the July 2016 foiled coup attempt," Anadolu …

Greek court blocks extradition of Turkey coup suspects

Greek court blocks extradition of Turkey coup suspects

Greece's Supreme Court on Thursday blocked the extradition of eight Turkish military officers sought by Ankara over July's failed cou, a justice source said, Al Jazeera reports. In addition, the court ordered that the …

Turkey kills 17 ISIS terrorists in Syria

Turkey kills 17 ISIS terrorists in Syria

The Turkish Armed Forces hit 180 ISIS positions in northern Syria, including command control facilities, shelters, vehicles and weapons, the Turkish General Staff said. 17 ISIS terrorists were killed in northern Syria over the last …

11 Daesh terrorists ‘neutralized’ in northern Syria

11 Daesh terrorists ‘neutralized’ in northern Syria

Eleven Daesh terrorists were “neutralized” and two others were injured in northern Syria over the last 24 hours as part of Turkey-backed Operation Euphrates Shield, the Turkish military said early Sunday, Anadolu agency reports. …