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Aselsan, TAI, Roketsan make TOP 100 »

Turkey’s defence electronics and systems integration powerhouse Aselsan, missile manufacturer Roketsan and military aerospace outfit TAI made it to Defense News world’s TOP 100 largest defence companies list, an annual…

Jul 25 2017 / Comments Off on Aselsan, TAI, Roketsan make TOP 100 / Read More »

STM inks cyber security agreement with ministry »

Defense engineering, design and software powerhouse STM has inked a protocol with Turkey’s interior ministry with the scope of “Reviewing and Improving Existing Information Technology and Security Infrastructure”, TR Defence…

Apr 22 2016 / Comments Off on STM inks cyber security agreement with ministry / Read More »
Security & Geopolitics

Aselsan, TAI, Roketsan make TOP 100 »

Turkey’s defence electronics and systems integration powerhouse Aselsan, missile manufacturer Roketsan and military aerospace outfit TAI made it to Defense…

Jul 25 2017 / Comments Off on Aselsan, TAI, Roketsan make TOP 100 / Read More »

STM inks cyber security agreement with ministry »

Defense engineering, design and software powerhouse STM has inked a protocol with Turkey’s interior ministry with the scope of “Reviewing…

Apr 22 2016 / Comments Off on STM inks cyber security agreement with ministry / Read More »

Rebel defeat in northern Syria cripples Turkey’s plans »

It is no longer a secret that when President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan had his series of meetings with top American…

Apr 22 2016 / Comments Off on Rebel defeat in northern Syria cripples Turkey’s plans / Read More »

Japanese stealth fighter goes airborne »

Japan’s first stealth fighter jet successfully took to the skies on Friday as the country joins a select group of…

Apr 22 2016 / Comments Off on Japanese stealth fighter goes airborne / Read More »
Globe Watch

Turkey mulls withdrawing from Ottawa Treaty »

Turkey is contemplating reintroducing ‘offensive anti-personnel mine warfare’ as part of its military doctrine, according to an Istanbul-based MoD source familiar with the development. A cost-benefit analysis performed by the country’s Land Forces Command, which features the second largest number of boots in the NATO,…

Jul 24 2017 / Comments Off on Turkey mulls withdrawing from Ottawa Treaty / Read More »

Japanese stealth fighter goes airborne »

Japan’s first stealth fighter jet successfully took to the skies on Friday as the country joins a select group of world military powers wielding the radar-dodging technology. Technological super power Japan, despite strict constitutional constraints on the use of military force imposed after World War…

Apr 22 2016 / Comments Off on Japanese stealth fighter goes airborne / Read More »

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 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 »

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 »

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 / Comments Off on Turkey may scrap Chinese missile deal / Read More »

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

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 »

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 »
Analysts & Editorial

Rebel defeat in northern Syria cripples Turkey’s plans »

Apr 22 2016 / Comments Off on Rebel defeat in northern Syria cripples Turkey’s plans / Read More »

Why Turkey May Not Buy Chinese Missile Systems »

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

Hersh Links Turkey to Benghazi, Syria and Sarin »

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

The New Strategic Reality in the Black Sea »

Apr 22 2014 / Comments Off on The New Strategic Reality in the Black Sea / Read More »

Is Ukraine’s Military Splitting in Two? »

Mar 3 2014 / Comments Off on Is Ukraine’s Military Splitting in Two? / Read More »

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

Jul 23 2013 / Comments Off on Did Israel Use a Turkish Military Base in Latakia Attack? / Read More »
Air Force

Turkey Reveals New Chapter On Missile Defence

Bloomberg’s Selcan Hacaoglu broke the news on Thursday, July 13, that the governments of Turkey and Russia have reached an agreement to supply the Turkish Air Force with the Russian S-400 missile defense system, effectively adding…

Jul 14 2017 / Read More »

Japanese stealth fighter goes airborne

Japan’s first stealth fighter jet successfully took to the skies on Friday as the country joins a select group of world military powers wielding the radar-dodging technology. Technological super power Japan, despite strict constitutional constraints on…

Apr 22 2016 / Read More »

Aselsan and Roketsan work on national air defense

National Defense Minister İsmet Yılmaz said that works on the HİSAR national air defense system are continuing at full speed. The HİSAR project, expected to be finished by 2020, was initiated after Turkey cancelled a bid…

Apr 20 2016 / Read More »
Army

Turkey mulls withdrawing from Ottawa Treaty

Turkey is contemplating reintroducing ‘offensive anti-personnel mine warfare’ as part of its military doctrine, according to an Istanbul-based MoD source familiar with the development. A cost-benefit analysis performed by the country’s Land Forces Command, which features…

Jul 24 2017 / Read More »

Roketsan to Unveil Guided 122mm Rockets

Turkish missile manufacturer Roketsan is preparing to unveil a guided version of its popular TR-122 Sakarya multiple launch rocket system (MLRS), TR Defence sources confirmed on Tuesday. The new version has the same range, composite rocket…

Apr 20 2016 / Read More »

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 »
Navy

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 »

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 »

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 »
Intel

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 »

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 »

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

STM inks cyber security agreement with ministry

Defense engineering, design and software powerhouse STM has inked a protocol with Turkey’s interior ministry with the scope of “Reviewing and Improving Existing Information Technology and Security Infrastructure”, TR Defence sources reported on April 21. While…

Apr 22 2016 / Read More »

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 »
Economy

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 »

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

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 »

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

Rebel defeat in northern Syria cripples Turkey’s plans

It is no longer a secret that when President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan had his series of meetings with top American officials in Washington last month, he had a specific plan to kick DAESH out from northern…

Apr 22 2016 / Read More »

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 »

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