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Caspian Flotilla conducts anti-terror exercises

Caspian Flotilla conducts anti-terror exercises

Russia’s Caspian Flotilla has conducted anti-terror exercises in the Caspian Sea. 200 servicemen and over 10 military equipment were involved in the exercises, RIA Novosti reported. The exercises were conducted under the …

 Two Turkish servicemen killed in Agri

Two Turkish servicemen killed in Agri

Two Turkish soldiers and a policeman have been killed in two separate clashes with Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) militants in eastern Turkey, security sources said. Early on Thursday, PKK fighters opened fire in a mountainous area of …

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 …

Turkey condemns German move to accept asylum requests from its soldiers

Turkey condemns German move to accept asylum requests from its soldiers

The Turkish Foreign Ministry condemned Germany’s decision to accept the asylum applications of former soldiers of the country. "Though all the evidence showing the putschists’ connections to FETÖ is clear, …

High-ranking military officials observe Azerbaijani-Turkish joint exercises

High-ranking military officials observe Azerbaijani-Turkish joint exercises

Azerbaijani, Turkish, Georgian high-ranking military officials have observed Azerbaijani-Turkish joint exercises, News.az reports citing APA. According to the agreement reached during the meetings of the Ministers of Defense of …

Azerbaijan and Turkey launch joint military drills

Azerbaijan and Turkey launch joint military drills

The Armed Forces of Azerbaijan and Turkey started live-fire joint tactical exercises on May 1, the Azerbaijani Defense ministry said. The joint drills will involve armored vehicles, artillery systems and mortars, military and transport …

Number of terrorists killed by Turkey exceeded 7 thousand in two years

Number of terrorists killed by Turkey exceeded 7 thousand in two years

According to the Turkish media, the Turkish security forces in less than two years, since July 23, 2015, killed 7,071 terrorists both inside and outside Turkey. Another 3 thousand terrorists surrendered to the authorities. The number of …

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 …