Turkish Ministry of Defense

Turkey and U.S. to launch dialogue process for F-35

A dialogue process will be initiated between Ankara and Washington to find a solution to problems that rose over Turkey’s exclusion from the F-35 fighter jet program, Turkish Defense Industry President İsmail Demir said. …

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Military jet trainer crashes in western Turkey

A Turkish military jet trainer crashed on Friday in the Aegean Sea, the Turkish National Defense Ministry said. According to a ministry statement, the two pilots of the KT-1 type plane that crashed during its regular training flight …

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Pentagon urges Turkey not to retain S-400 systems

Turkish National Defense Minister Hulusi Akar and US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin held a phone call on Thursday, discussing regional security and bilateral defense cooperation. Akar and Austin exchanged views and underlined …

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Turkey and Uzbekistan hold joint military drill

A Turkish Armed Forces joint military exercise with Uzbek troops started Monday in the southern Uzbek city of Tirmiz. According to an Uzbek Defense Ministry statement, an opening ceremony was held for drills with the presence of special …

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Turkey neutralizes 25 terrorists in northern Iraq

Turkey neutralized 25 terrorists, including one senior, in an air operation in the Hakurk and Qandil regions in northern Iraq, Turkish defense minister Hulusi Akar said. Speaking during his visit to Bucharest, Akar said Turkey …

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Five Russians held near Turkey's border with Syria

Turkish security forces caught five Russian and one Libyan national near the border with Syria when they were trying to enter the country illegally, the National Defense Ministry said. "Our border guards stationed in Hatay’s …

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Turkish generals ready to leave for Aghdam

A center on monitoring the ceasefire in Karabakh will be located in Aghdam district, Turkish Minister of National Defense Hulusi Akar said. According to him, work on the construction of the center is underway at the moment. …

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Hulusi Akar: Turkey will continue to support Azerbaijan

The crimes committed by Armenia, including the Khojaly genocide, remain in the memory of people, the Minister of National Defense of Turkey Hulusi Akar said during speech in the Turkish parliament. "Armenia's strikes against …

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Turkish sappers to help Azerbaijan in clearing mines

The engineering and sapper units of the ground forces of the Turkish Armed Forces have begun to conduct mine clearance operations in Azerbaijani territories liberated from the Armenian occupation, according to the Turkish Ministry of …

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Turkey congratulates Azerbaijan on liberation of Aghdam

The Turkish Ministry of National Defense congratulated Azerbaijan on the liberation of the Aghdam district from the Armenian occupation, saying that the native Azerbaijani lands are being returned to their real owners. …

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