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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 / 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 / Comments Off / Read More »
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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 / 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 / Read More »

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 / Comments Off / 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 / Comments Off / Read More »
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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 / 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 / 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 / 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 / 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 / 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 / Comments Off / Read More »
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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 » 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

Turkey may scrap Chinese missile deal

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…

May 8 2014 / Read More » spacecommand

Turkey reveals plans for Space Command

Ankara, Turkey – Turkish Air Force, country’s top scientific and technological research organization, dubbed TUBITAK and a number of industry participants are collaborating for the development of an integrated command and control center exclusively for Turkey’s…

May 5 2014 / Read More »
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Terrorists fire on military helicopter

Diyarbakir, Turkey – A Turkish army UH-60 transport helicopter came under terrorist fire on Tuesday in the southeastern province of Diyarbakır, security officials said. Two shots hit the helicopter, which was carrying national high school entrance…

May 5 2014 / Read More » 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 »
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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 »
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 »
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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 »
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Turkish civilian firearm sales up 640%

Annual firearm sales to civilians in Turkey have increased by 639% since 1997, a report by Turkey’s Association for Defence Industry Manufacturers (SASAD) revealed. These figures cover only licensed, registered firearms, a statement underlined. There are…

May 14 2014 / Read More » sikorsky-black-hawk

Terrorists fire on military helicopter

Diyarbakir, Turkey – A Turkish army UH-60 transport helicopter came under terrorist fire on Tuesday in the southeastern province of Diyarbakır, security officials said. Two shots hit the helicopter, which was carrying national high school entrance…

May 5 2014 / Read More »

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