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Turkey neutralizes almost 160 terrorists

Turkish security forces have neutralized 159 terrorists in April, Turkey's Ministry of Defense said. Operations are ongoing to clear the PKK terrorist group from the region, particularly along the Turkey's southeastern border …

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Turkey may buy Su-57 instead of F-35, source reports

Turkey may purchase the fifth-generation Su-57 fighters from Russia, media reports. According to some reports, Ankara will make such a decision in case of even greater cooling of relations with the United States. According to …

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Turkish, Russian defense ministers discuss Syria

Turkey's national defense minister met on Saturday with his Russian counterpart in Istanbul ahead of a four-way Syria summit to be held in the city on Saturday, Anadolu Agency reports. Turkey's Hulusi Akar and Russia's …

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 Turkey builds wall on Syrian border

Turkey has finished the construction of a 700-kilometer wall along its border with Syria to block terrorist infiltration into the country, Turkey's Defense Minister Fikri Işık said, adding a similar wall would be built on the …

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 'Turkish Pentagon’ to be formed near Ankara

The National Intelligence Agency, the Defense Ministry, the Turkish General Staff and other security commands will be moved to the Etimesgut district of Ankara, as a part of measures taken after the failed July 15 coup attempt, the Habertürk …

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 Women may become part of Turkish army

Women aged between 20 and 46 years old may begin to serve in the Turkish army. The Turkish Defense Ministry is working on the corresponding bill. Turkish citizens can pay 18 thousand Turkish liras to be exempted from the mandatory …

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Ismet Yilmaz checked stronghold of Turkish-Syrian border

Turkish Defense Minister Ismet Yilmaz checked today the works to strengthen the Turkish-Syrian border in the Kilis province. The total length of the border, which is in need of protection, is 911 km, of which 25-kilometer stretch will be enhanced …

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