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Russian and Turkish defense ministers discuss Syria

The Russian and Turkish defense ministers, Sergey Shoigu and Hulusi Akar, held telephone talks on Monday, the Turkish Defense Ministry reported. During their phone call, the ministers "exchanged opinions on bilateral and regional …

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Turkey 'neutralizes' 4 PKK terrorists in northern Iraq

Turkey forces neutralized at least four PKK terrorists in northern Iraq, authorities said on Tuesday. Two terrorists were neutralized in the Gara region by armed forces, while two others in the Operation Pence-Yildirim zone by …

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Turkey withdrawing military forces from Afghanistan

Turkey has begun evacuating its armed forces from Afghanistan after evaluating the current situation and conditions, the Ministry of National Defense said in a statement late Wednesday, referring to the Taliban's takeover of the war-ridden …

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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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