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NATO Europe Commander arrives in Ankara

The NATO chief of European command Curtis Scaparrotti arrived in Ankara for talks with the Turkish general staff. The delegation’s plane headed by Supreme Allied Commander Europe (SACEUR) and US European Command …

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Erdogan endowed with new powers

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has been endowed with new powers: from now on, he is entitled to appoint the chief of General Staff of the Armed Forces. Earlier, the chief of the General Staff was appointed …

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John Kerry to visit Turkey

US Secretary of State John Kerry will visit Turkey in late August, CNN Turk reports. The US Secretary of State will meet with Turkish officials, as well as Chief of the General Staff of the country’s Armed …

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 Turkey's military council promotes almost 100 colonels

Turkey's top military council promoted 99 colonels to the rank of general or admiral and put 47 generals into retirement in its annual shake-up. President Tayyip Erdogan approved the council's key decisions, leaving armed forces …

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Turkish Chief of Staff  testifies

Turkish Chief of Staff Gen. Hulusi Akar said that the putschists tried to force him to speak to Turkish opposition cleric Fethullah Gulen, who Ankara suspects of being behind the recent coup attempt. …

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Russia's air forces suffer first loss in Syria

A Russian Su-24 fighter aircraft has crashed on the territory of Syria, the Russian Ministry of Defense said. It is presumed to have crashed as a result of an attack from the ground. The pilots’ fate is being ...

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Chief of Turkish General Staff to visit Azerbaijan

A delegation led by the Chief of General Staff of Turkish Armed Forces, Hulusi Akar, will arrive in Azerbaijan on October 5. During the visit, a delegation is expected to hold meetings in Azerbaijan’s Defense …

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