Turkish Ministry of Defense

Turkey opens center to manage operation in Syria

Turkey's defense minister and chief of general staff on Saturday inaugurated a center in southeastern Sanliurfa province that would manage possible military operation against terrorists east of the Euphrates River in Syria, Anadolu Agency …

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Turkey discusses with US purchase of Russia’s S-400

Yesterday, the meeting of the acting US Secretary of Defense, Patrick Shanahan, and the Minister of National Defense of Turkey, Hulusi Akar, took place. The relevant message posted on the Pentagon website. As noted in the statement, in …

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Turkey holding Kış 2019 military exercises in Kars

Turkey is holding large-scale international military exercises in its Kars province. The representatives of 15 countries are taking part in the military exercises titled 'Kış 2019' (Winter 2019). It was noted that …

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PKK militants attack Turkish base in Iraq

At least 10 people were wounded when protesters attacked a Turkish military camp near Dohuk in Iraq's semi-autonomous Kurdish region on Saturday, burning two tanks and other vehicles, residents and Kurdish officials said, Daily Sabah …

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Shoigu on Russia's meeting with Turkish delegation

Foreign and defence ministers from Russia and Turkey will discuss the United States' decision to withdraw troops from Syria at their meeting in Moscow, Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu said. The meeting comes …

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Turkey declares Manbij and Euphrates operations

Turkey's Defense Minister Hulusi Akar said that Turkish army is preparing for a military operation in Syria. "Now we have Manbij and the east of the Euphrates in front of us. We are working intensively on this …

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Turkey to receive two F-35 jets in spring - media

Two more Lockheed Martin F-35 Joint Strike Fighter jets will be delivered to Turkey from the United States in March next year, Turkish Defence Minister Hulusi Akar said. Akar said the F-35 programme was …

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 Turkey to start installing S-400 systems in a year

The installation of Russian S-400 surface-to-air missile systems in Turkey will begin in October 2019, Turkish Defence Minister Hulusi Akar said. He also said that personnel would be sent to Russia to receive training …

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Russian defense minister to visit Turkey

Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu will visit Turkey on October 27, Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar said, adding that he expects to hold talks with Shoigu. "Most heavy weapons and …

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