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Turkey assesses Syria safe zone talks with U.S.

  The United States is getting closer to Turkey’s views on a proposed safe zone in northeast Syria, Turkish Defence Minister Hulusi Akar said, noting that the talks have been positive and …

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 Shoigu and Akar discuss situation in Idlib

Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu and Turkish Minister of National Defense Hulusi Akar held telephone talks, the Turkish defense ministry said. The parties discussed issues of regional security, …

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Levan Izoria starts his visit to Azerbaijan

Georgian Minister of Defense Levan Izoria has arrived in Azerbaijan’s Gabala city to attend the trilateral meeting of ministers of defense of Azerbaijan, Turkey, and Georgia, the press service of …

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Soldier killed in Turkey's Hakkari car accident

One Turkish soldier died due to a military vehicle accident in eastern Hakkari province, the Turkish Defense Ministry said. "Our fellow soldier, Specialist Corporal Fatih Oz was martyred due to a military vehicle accident on …

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Turkish military launches operation in northern Iraq

Turkey’s military launched an operation with commandos, backed by artillery and air strikes, against Kurdish militants in a mountainous area of northern Iraq, the Turkish Defence Ministry said. The military action began with …

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Turkish army eliminates three terrorists in northern Iraq

Turkish fighter jets hit weapon emplacements and shelters used by PKK terror group in northern Iraq, Turkish Defense Ministry said, adding that three militants were killed in the attack. In a statement, the ministry said airstrikes were …

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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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