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Archive for: June, 2010

The Geopolitics of an Enemy

Throughout the history of Greece, its geography has been both a blessing and a curse, a blessing because it allowed Greece to dominate the “known Western world” for a good portion of Europe’s ancient history due to a combination of sea access and rugged topography. In the ancient era, these were perfect conditions for a […]

Turkey To Deploy More Professional Units Against PKK

The Turkish army has said that more professional units will be deployed to the border areas (particularly along the border with Iraq) to increase Turkey’s ability to fight against the Kurdish militant group the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), CNNTurk reported June 25. The announcement came a day after Turkey’s National Security Council convened to discuss […]

Turkey developed advanced armors

Turkish engineers within Nurol Technology Inc., after three years of R & D work in defense industry as one of the greatest needs were able to produce advanced ballistic armor. Usually shielded by Israeli armored vehicles were previously. Turkey is the first domestic armor and “T-Armor” (Turkish armor), called for the development of products Nurol […]

Turkish frigates in Albanian ports for cooperation

Turkish frigates have anchored in Albanian ports. TCG Kemalreis and TCG Giresun frigates along with TCG Akar logistic support ship anchored in Port of Durres while TCG Gaizantep and TCG Turgutreis frigates anchored in Vlore Port. The frigates are in the Adriatic on a mission aiming to strengthen cooperation with friendly and allied countries. The […]

HAVELSAN for its Highly Successful Competitive Strategy in the Defence Market

LONDON | Based on its recent research on the defence market, Frost & Sullivan presents HAVELSAN with the “2010 European Defence Competitive Strategy Leadership Award” in recognition of its accomplishments in the defence sector. With the European defence industry struggling due to the lack of a strong customer base as well as low investments in […]

Turkey, Azerbaijan to launch joint military facility

Turkey will join forces with Azerbaijan to establish an arms production company in Baku as part of Turkey’s years-long military cooperation with the South Caucasus country, which remains at war with Armenia over the Nagorno-Karabakh dispute, the Azerbaijani press reported over the weekend. Azerbaijani company Azersimtel is currently holding discussions over the structure and scope […]

Israel Launches Ofeq-9 Satellite

Israel delivered its latest spy satellite into low Earth orbit on June 22, using an improved version of its indigenous Shavit launcher, defense sources here said. An official Ministry of Defense (MoD) notice of the launch, which took place about 10 p.m., was expected by midnight, once technicians ascertained that the satellite appeared to be […]

Turkish, Palestinian committee to be established

Turkey and Palestine signed an agreement to establish a joint committee on Monday on the sidelines of the Conference on Interaction and Confidence-building Measures in Asia, or CICA, in Istanbul. Foreign ministers of the two countries signed the agreement, prior to the meeting between Turkish President Abdullah Gül and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. The agreement […]

Turkey to resume Balkan efforts

Turkey will resume its cooperation efforts with the Balkan countries, particularly with Bosnia and Herzegovina, in order to promote stability in the region, said Turkey’s foreign minister on Tuesday. Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu met with his Bosnian and Serbian counterparts, Sven Alkalaj and Vuk Jeremic, on the sidelines of the Southeast European Cooperation Process, or […]

AKP’s Challenges at Home and Abroad

Summary Senior members of the Turkish government convened and decided on steps to take against increasing Kurdish militant activity. The decision comes as the ruling Justice and Development Party is facing difficulties originating both at home due to Kurdish militancy and abroad due to the fallout of the Turkish-led flotilla crisis. Analysis Senior members of […]



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