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Qatar buys coast guard boats from Antalya’s Ares »

Turkey and Qatar strengthened their relations in a recent agreement in which Qatar’s coast guard pledged to purchase 17 high-speed boats from Antalya-based Ares Shipyard Ltd. The agreement was signed…

Apr 18 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
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Turkey to train Malaysia in electronic warfare »

Turkey has offered a helping hand to Malaysia in the field of electronic warfare after Malaysian telecommunications company Impressive Communications penned a deal with Turkey’s defense industry manufacturer HAVELSAN. According…

Apr 16 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
Security & Geopolitics

Turkey, Moldova to deepen military cooperation »

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Turkey is interested in continuing an effective partnership with Moldova in the military sector, by identifying beneficial projects to the…

Apr 18 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Turkey hails deployment of monitoring mission in Ukraine »

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Turkey welcomed a decision for Special Monitoring Mission of The Organization for Security and Co- operation in Europe (OSCE) in…

Apr 18 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

McConnell Calls for US to Arm Ukraine »

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WASHINGTON — The US Senate’s top Republican on Thursday said America should send weapons to the Ukrainian military as that…

Apr 17 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

US internal politics hinder arming of key allies »

A number of foreign navies are eager to acquire ex-US Navy frigates, but politics is preventing some allies, like Turkey, from receiving any more. Here, the Turkish frigate Gelibolu, ex-USS Reid, approaches Doha, Qatar, on March 24.

The US Navy’s frigate force is rapidly shrinking as the 1980s-era ships are taken out of service. The Navy wants…

Apr 11 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
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Greek court rejects extradition of terror suspect »

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The Thessaloniki Court of Appeals on Wednesday ruled Hüseyin Fevzi Tekin who was arrested last February will not be extradited to Turkey at least until his political asylum request is concluded. Tekin, along with Revolutionary People’s Liberation Party-Front (DHKP-C) members İsmail Akkol, Murat Korkut and…

Apr 18 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

McConnell Calls for US to Arm Ukraine »

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WASHINGTON — The US Senate’s top Republican on Thursday said America should send weapons to the Ukrainian military as that country teeters on the brink of war with Russia. Russian forces continue to occupy Crimea in southern Ukraine, which Russia claims to have annexed. And…

Apr 17 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

THK reluctantly accepts 1st A400M in Kayseri »

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The first of 10 Airbus Military A400M transport aircrafts that Turkey has ordered was finally delivered to the Turkish Air Forces (THK) on Wednesday following Airbus’ assurances that contract terms will be fully met regarding spare parts. The A400M, which is the largest transport aircraft…

Apr 17 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Turkey to develop thermobaric warhead »

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A recently leaked classified document involving a top (former) procurement agency official has revealed that Turkey has started development on a new type of weapon that utilizes thermobaric concepts. Authorities were not immediately available for comment to confirm or deny the new information.. The leaked…

Apr 10 2014 / 1 Comment / Read More »

Pakistan denies plans to arm Syrian rebels »

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Pakistan on Thursday strongly denied it had any plans to send weapons to Syrian rebels, following reports that Saudi Arabia was holding talks with it about arming the opposition. Pakistani foreign ministry spokeswoman Tasneem Aslam said at a regular briefing that Islamabad did not supply…

Mar 3 2014 / Comments Off / Read More »

Russia issues ultimatum to Ukraine: Surrender »

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Russia’s Black Sea Fleet has told Ukrainian forces in Crimea to surrender by 5 a.m. on Tuesday or face a military assault, Interfax news agency quoted a source in the Ukrainian Defence Ministry as saying. The ultimatum, Interfax said, was issued by Alexander Vitko, the…

Mar 3 2014 / Comments Off / Read More »

Greece Eyes $206 Billion From Oil & Gas Deposits »

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Greece can potentially bring in more than 150 billion euros ($206 billion) in state revenue over the next 30 years through untapped oil and natural gas deposits, said Prime Minister Antonis Samaras on Wednesday, with the sum worth nearly half of Greece’s current debt mountain.…

Mar 3 2014 / Comments Off / Read More »
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THK reluctantly accepts 1st A400M in Kayseri

The first of 10 Airbus Military A400M transport aircrafts that Turkey has ordered was finally delivered to the Turkish Air Forces (THK) on Wednesday following Airbus’ assurances that contract terms will be fully met regarding spare…

Apr 17 2014 / Read More » hud

Turkish, Greek jets back at “war” after 2 years

Turkish and Greek fighter jets engaged in a mid-air dogfight over the Aegean Sea twice on April 15 in a first since January 2012, Greek media has reported. According to the reports based on Greek military…

Apr 16 2014 / Read More » som-engine

Kale throttles up jet development for SOM

Kale Havacilik has accelerated efforts to develop a new jet engine for Turkey’s ‘SOM’ stand-off missiles. Kale Aerospace’s R&D division manager Burcin Elbirlik has informed TR Defence sources that the company reached an advanced stage in…

Mar 11 2014 / Read More »
Army AH-1W test firing Roketsan Cirit

Cirit fights on for European markets

Following firm orders from the Turkish Armed Forces and the Middle East, missile manufacturer Roketsan is now pitching its Cirit lightweight precision rocket system in Europe. Cirit is a highly cost-effective weapon system that combines the…

Mar 10 2014 / Read More » tulpar-apc

From Sakarya to the world: Turkish Armor

Located in the small town of Arifiye, Sakarya is a modern factory with huge expectations from the future that has just recently celebrated its 50th birthday. Engineered and produced locally, the Cobra armored vehicle produced by…

Mar 4 2014 / Read More » sikorsky_s70_blackhawk

Turkey, Sikorsky ink $3.5 billion helicopter deal

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced Friday that his government and US helicopter manufacturer Sikorsky Aircraft had signed a long-dormant contract to co-produce an initial batch of 109 utility helicopters. “We signed the $3.5 billion…

Mar 3 2014 / Read More »
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Qatar buys coast guard boats from Antalya’s Ares

Turkey and Qatar strengthened their relations in a recent agreement in which Qatar’s coast guard pledged to purchase 17 high-speed boats from Antalya-based Ares Shipyard Ltd. The agreement was signed March 26th at the fourth Doha…

Apr 18 2014 / Read More » A number of foreign navies are eager to acquire ex-US Navy frigates, but politics is preventing some allies, like Turkey, from receiving any more. Here, the Turkish frigate Gelibolu, ex-USS Reid, approaches Doha, Qatar, on March 24.

US internal politics hinder arming of key allies

The US Navy’s frigate force is rapidly shrinking as the 1980s-era ships are taken out of service. The Navy wants to transfer the ships to friendly nations for further service, and several nations are eager to…

Apr 11 2014 / Read More » ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems, formerly Kockums, is developing Sweden's A26 next-generation submarine. Sweden may support a drive to put the shipyard back in Swedish hands by backing a takeover bid by Saab. (ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems)

Saab fights to return sub maker to Sweden

Sweden — three years after selling its national submarine-maker Kockums to Germany’s ThyssenKrupp — is now fighting to wrest control of its indigenous sub-building capability from the German giant. The clearest sign of deteriorating relations between…

Mar 3 2014 / Read More »
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Turkey Approves Controversial Spy Agency Bill

Turkey’s parliament has approved a bill that increases the powers and immunities of the country’s spy agency. It’s the latest in a string of moves critics say is undermining democracy in the country that is a…

Apr 17 2014 / Read More » jenerik-pc

Turkey’s science watchdog under probe over leaked recordings

The revelations of an alleged telephone conversation between Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and his son allegedly proving their graft has raised questions about the reliability of the country’s scientific watchdog, as it is responsible for…

Mar 3 2014 / Read More » akpartilogo

Turkish PM seeks more control over procurement

Though embattled by recent corruption scandals, the Turkish government continues to reshape the civilian-military balance in procurement decisions, proposing to extend the terms of commanders it deems “government-friendly.” A draft bill proposed to Parliament Jan. 21…

Mar 3 2014 / Read More »
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Turkey to Sync Air & Space Power

Turkey aims to maximize its aerial firepower through several simultaneous programs, mostly indigenous, that better synchronize air and space assets. The most ambitious program is locally designing, developing and building, with foreign technical support, the country’s…

Jul 3 2013 / Read More » tubitak-turkish-laser

TUBITAK to develop laser CIWS

Turkey’s Scientific and Technological Research Foundation TUBITAK has officially opened a bid for the in-country development of a high-power laser weapon system. Such weapons are currently only deployed by the United States military. TUBITAK’s SAVTAG, the…

Jul 2 2013 / Read More »
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Turkish defence industry struggles to go global

Turkey’s defense industry exports have largely been possible through offset arrangements made with foreign arms suppliers. Defense offset agreements, as legal trading practices in the aerospace and military industries, are widely used by many countries as…

Apr 11 2014 / Read More » Private Equity II

Turkey tops employment growth

Turkey has ranked first among 32 developed and developing countries in increasing its workforce size since the 2008 global economic crisis, marking a 22.7 percent rise. According to figures compiled by data from the International Monetary…

Mar 3 2014 / Read More »
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Turkey, Moldova to deepen military cooperation

Turkey is interested in continuing an effective partnership with Moldova in the military sector, by identifying beneficial projects to the armies of both countries. Turkish Ambassador to Moldova Mehmet Selim Kartal made a statement to this…

Apr 18 2014 / Read More » civilian-military-handshake

Turkey Increases Civilian Power Over Defence Purchases

New rules on Turkish defense procurement that broaden the jurisdiction and procurement management powers of the country’s defense procurement agency are raising concerns over whether that power will be abused, analysts said. The Turkish government on…

Oct 30 2012 / Read More »
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Greek court rejects extradition of terror suspect

The Thessaloniki Court of Appeals on Wednesday ruled Hüseyin Fevzi Tekin who was arrested last February will not be extradited to Turkey at least until his political asylum request is concluded. Tekin, along with Revolutionary People’s…

Apr 18 2014 / Read More » syrian-rebel

Pakistan denies plans to arm Syrian rebels

Pakistan on Thursday strongly denied it had any plans to send weapons to Syrian rebels, following reports that Saudi Arabia was holding talks with it about arming the opposition. Pakistani foreign ministry spokeswoman Tasneem Aslam said…

Mar 3 2014 / Read More »

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