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Aselsan, Honeywell Sign MoU on Collaboration »

ANKARA — Turkish defense electronics specialist Aselsan and US Honeywell have signed a memorandum of understanding to generate a framework for future collaboration, Aselsan said in a statement Friday. The…

Feb 27 2015 / Comments Off on Aselsan, Honeywell Sign MoU on Collaboration / 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…

Apr 18 2014 / Comments Off on Qatar buys coast guard boats from Antalya’s Ares / Read More »
Security & Geopolitics

PKK: A wolf in sheep’s clothing »

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On July 11, the Kurdish Communities Union (KCK), an umbrella organization that includes the PKK, issued a written statement to…

Aug 27 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

Turkey cancels visa-free travel for Libyans »

DIŞİŞLERİ BAKANLIĞI SÖZCÜSÜ TANJU BİLGİÇ, "BATILI DİPLOMATIN KİMLİĞİ VE KİM OLDUĞU ÇOK BELLİ DEĞİL. BU KONUDA ÖZELLİKLE ABD İLE VARILAN MUTABAKAT ÇERÇEVESİNDE KOORDİNELİ BİR ŞEKİLDE HAREKET EDİYORUZ" DEDİ. (SİNAN USLU/ANKARA-İHA)

Turkey has cancelled visa-free travel for Libyan nationals, the Foreign Ministry said on Thursday. The 2009 agreement meant Turkey was…

Aug 27 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

Why Turkey May Not Buy Chinese Missile Systems »

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Another deadline came and went at the end of April without a decision in Turkey’s drawn out effort to purchase…

May 8 2014 / Comments Off on Why Turkey May Not Buy Chinese Missile Systems / Read More »

Ukrainian military helicopter shot down in Slaviansk »

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A Ukrainian military helicopter was shot down near the pro-Russian rebel-controlled eastern town of Slaviansk on Monday, but the pilots…

May 5 2014 / Comments Off on Ukrainian military helicopter shot down in Slaviansk / Read More »
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Nigeria shows interest in T-129 gunship »

Nigerian pilots posing in front of a T-129 ATAK at a public display in Turkey.

It couldn’t fare too well against US counterparts in South Korea and the bid in Poland remains iffy, but Turkey’s T-129 attack helicopter can soon find its first export customer in Africa, the old continent. According to reports coming directly from Nigeria as well as…

May 19 2015 / Comments Off on Nigeria shows interest in T-129 gunship / Read More »

Hersh Links Turkey to Benghazi, Syria and Sarin »

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A recent report by journalist Seymour Hersh claims to uncover new information about the U.S. and Turkey’s involvement in the Syrian civil war. Combined with Turkey’s shutdown of YouTube and Twitter over rumors of government corruption, Hersh’s allegations further condemn the Turkish Prime Minister Recep…

May 8 2014 / Comments Off on Hersh Links Turkey to Benghazi, Syria and Sarin / Read More »

Turkey may scrap Chinese missile deal »

Turkey, which had provisionally awarded the US$3.4 billion missile defence system contract to China Precision Machinery Import and Export Corp, may begin seeking other offers. Photo: Reuters

Chinese military experts blast Ankara, saying the US$3.4 billion defence contract was dropped due to pressure from US and NATO. A Chinese firm has not met all the conditions set in a tender to build a missile defence system for Turkey, officials in Ankara said…

May 8 2014 / 1 Comment / Read More »

Turkey to place initial order for two F-35s »

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Chaired by Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, a critical Defense Industry Executive Committee (DIEC) meeting today finally wrapped up Turkey’s long-awaited decision to place an order for 5th generation stealth F-35s.that will become the new front line fighter of the Turkish Air Force. The decision…

May 6 2014 / Comments Off on Turkey to place initial order for two F-35s / Read More »

Ukrainian military helicopter shot down in Slaviansk »

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A Ukrainian military helicopter was shot down near the pro-Russian rebel-controlled eastern town of Slaviansk on Monday, but the pilots survived, the Defence Ministry said. The helicopter, an Mi-24, which came under fire from a heavy machine gun, crashed into a river. The ministry said…

May 5 2014 / Comments Off on Ukrainian military helicopter shot down in Slaviansk / Read More »

Syrian missiles ‘locked-on to Turkish jets’ »

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Syria’s missile systems ‘harassed’ Turkish fighter jets on Monday, the Turkish General Staff has announced in a statement. The missiles deployed in Syria locked on to Turkish F-16 fighter jets as they were carrying out a routine combat air patrol along the Turkey-Syria border, according…

Apr 22 2014 / Comments Off on Syrian missiles ‘locked-on to Turkish jets’ / Read More »

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 / Comments Off on Greek court rejects extradition of terror suspect / Read More »
Analysts & Editorial

Why Turkey May Not Buy Chinese Missile Systems »

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Hersh Links Turkey to Benghazi, Syria and Sarin »

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The New Strategic Reality in the Black Sea »

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Is Ukraine’s Military Splitting in Two? »

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Did Israel Use a Turkish Military Base in Latakia Attack? »

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Raytheon’s Mike Boots Explains Turkey’s Patriot Balance »

turkey-patriot-interview Jul 13 2013 / Comments Off on Raytheon’s Mike Boots Explains Turkey’s Patriot Balance / Read More »
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Turkey to acquire heavy lift airplane

Turkey’s Undersecretariat for Defence Industries, SSM, is preparing to issue an RfI for the acquisition of a freighter airplane, sources familiar with SSM’s aerospace procurement programs informed TR Defence on Wednesday. The requirement was said to…

Aug 26 2015 / Read More » aselsanthales

Turkish and French companies in joint missile development

Turkey is pressing ahead with talks with U.S. and European firms over its first long-range missile defence system, as the preferred Chinese bidder has yet to meet all requirements for the multi-billion dollar project, two officials…

Feb 26 2015 / Read More » turkishf16

Turkish Vipers Hunt in German Skies

Turkish Air Force has sent five F-16s to attend NATO’s JAWTEX-2014 (Joint Air Warfare Tactical Exercise-2014) drills that take place in northern Germany. Exercises include participants from Austria, France, Finland, The Netherlands, Italy, Hungary, Switzerland, Norway,…

May 14 2014 / Read More »
Army Bitlis'te, Hizan İlçe Jandarma Komutanlığına terör örgütü PKK mensuplarınca saldırı düzenlendi. (İbrahim Yaldız - Anadolu Ajansı)

6 PKK terrorists killed in SE Turkey

Six PKK terrorists have been killed on Wednesday after an attack was launched by the group on a gendarme command in the Bitlis province. Four soldiers were also injured during the clashes with the PKK group.…

Aug 27 2015 / Read More » Nigerian pilots posing in front of a T-129 ATAK at a public display in Turkey.

Nigeria shows interest in T-129 gunship

It couldn’t fare too well against US counterparts in South Korea and the bid in Poland remains iffy, but Turkey’s T-129 attack helicopter can soon find its first export customer in Africa, the old continent. According…

May 19 2015 / Read More » AKKOR

Aselsan Reveals AKKOR Active Protection System for Armored Vehicles

Turkish military electronics giant Aselsan has unveiled a new active protection system, dubbed AKKOR (short for Aktif Koruma) at the IDEF’15 international defense fair in Istanbul. The system is intended primarily to provide Turkey’s indigenous Altay tanks with a…

May 12 2015 / 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 cancels visa-free travel for Libyans

Turkey has cancelled visa-free travel for Libyan nationals, the Foreign Ministry said on Thursday. The 2009 agreement meant Turkey was one of the few countries Libyans could travel to without a visa. Ministry spokesman Tanju Bilgiç…

Aug 27 2015 / Read More » gendarmerietruck

Gendarmerie officer arrested in MİT truck case

On Thursday, Turkish Gendarmerie officer, who tipped off the National Intelligence Organization (MİT) trucks for allegedly carrying ammunition inside Syria, has been arrested. According to the statement by the public prosecutor of Adana, the noncommissioned officer…

Feb 26 2015 / Read More » mitlogo

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 »
Science & Tech space-launch

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 »
Economy energy

Global energy experts set to meet in Turkey

The Turkish energy minister and a senior economist are to deliver speeches at the opening of the Anadolu Agency co-sponsored, 20th International Energy and Environment Fair due to be held in Istanbul on April 24. The…

Apr 22 2014 / Read More » propeller

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 »
Strategy blacksea

The New Strategic Reality in the Black Sea

The crisis in Ukraine, which led to annexation of Crimea by Russia in March 2014, had an immediate impact on the strategic situation across the entire Black Sea region. Russia emerged as a clear beneficiary mostly…

Apr 22 2014 / Read More » soldierhead

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 »
Terrorism pkkwolf

PKK: A wolf in sheep’s clothing

On July 11, the Kurdish Communities Union (KCK), an umbrella organization that includes the PKK, issued a written statement to unilaterally end the two-year cease-fire citing public projects, including the construction of dams, in southeastern Turkey.…

Aug 27 2015 / Read More » Bitlis'te, Hizan İlçe Jandarma Komutanlığına terör örgütü PKK mensuplarınca saldırı düzenlendi. (İbrahim Yaldız - Anadolu Ajansı)

6 PKK terrorists killed in SE Turkey

Six PKK terrorists have been killed on Wednesday after an attack was launched by the group on a gendarme command in the Bitlis province. Four soldiers were also injured during the clashes with the PKK group.…

Aug 27 2015 / Read More »

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