General Staff of Turkey

Yasar Guler appointed as Turkey's Chief of Staff

Turkish Land Forces Commander Gen. Yasar Guler was appointed Chief of General Staff under a new presidential decree published in the official gazette early today. Chief of General Staff Gen. Hulusi Akar …

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Turkish army kills terrorists that attacked guardhouse

At least 23 YPG/PKK terrorists have been killed after their attack on a guardhouse in southeastern Sanliurfa province, according to Turkish General Staff. "PKK/PYD-YPG" terrorists launched a gun-and-rocket attack on a Turkish …

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 Turkish forces 'encircle' Syria's Afrin

Turkey's military has surrounded the Kurdish-held city of Afrin in northern Syria, the Turkish General Staff said. A statement said troops and allied Syrian rebels had also captured "critically important areas," BBC …

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Turkey detains protesters against Afrin operation

Turkey's policy have detained 845 people for the participation in protests and an Internet campaign against Ankara's operation in Syria's district of Afrin since its start, the Turkish Interior Ministry said in a statement. …

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Turkish military about new losses in Syria's Afrin

Two Turkish soldiers have been killed in Operation Olive Branch in Syria's Afrin, the Turkish military said in a statement. The military said that the soldiers were killed as a result of antitank and mortar attacks by terrorists …

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 Ankara reveals number of terrorists killed last year

Turkey's Armed Forces killed 7016 terrorists in 2017, according to the annual report on the country's fight against terrorism. According to the report, 7016 terrorists were killed last year in security operations, of whom …

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Turkish troops enter Syria - media

Turkish armored vehicles have rolled into northwestern Syria to implement a de-escalation agreement in a province dominated by al-Qaida-linked militants. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the deployment of …

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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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Iranian chief of staff arrives in Ankara today

Iranian Chief of Staff Gen. Mohammad Hossein Bagheri will arrive in Ankara today to meet Turkish officials amid efforts to bring the two sides to a common understanding to collaborate on the Syrian and Iraqi crises despite some …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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