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Archive for: July, 2010

Turkish team among six to face final robot grand challenge

Six high-tech teams from the U.S., Turkey, Japan and Australia have made it to the finals of an international challenge to develop the next generation of fully autonomous robots that could undertake dangerous missions on the future battlefield. The six teams are: Cappadocia (Turkey), Chiba (Japan), Magician (Australia), RASR (USA), Team Michigan (USA), and University […]

Turkey, Brazil may join Iranian nuclear talks

The European Union will discuss with the P5+1 — the five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany — the inclusion of Turkey and Brazil in negotiations with Iran over its nuclear program, the spokesperson for EU foreign affairs chief Catherine Ashton has said. Ashton’s spokesperson stated on Wednesday that a final decision […]

An Ally of Necessity

The much publicized leaking of several thousand classified documents relating to the war in Afghanistan may have provided the war’s American critics an opportunity to press their objections. It does not, however, make the case against military and political cooperation between the governments of the United States and Pakistan, made necessary by the challenge of […]

Israel To Deploy ‘Iron Dome’ In November

Israel will deploy in November its anti-missile system designed to combat threats from the Gaza Strip and Lebanon, the defense ministry said on July 19.


Russia to sell S-300 defense systems to Azerbaijan

MOSCOW | Russia has agreed to deliver S-300 air defense systems to Azerbaijan, leading Russian business daily Vedomosti said on Thursday. Russian state arms exporter Rosoboronexport signed an agreement with the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry on the supply of two S-300PMU-2 Favorit (SA-20b Gargoyle b) batallions last year, a top manager of a company producing S-300 […]

TAI Unveils ANKA Unmanned Airplane

Turkey on Friday unveiled its first large-size unmanned airplane, a surveillance craft able to fly for 24-hour stretches over the rugged mountains where Kurdish terrorists are waging a deadly insurgency. Turkey’s eagerness to produce its own military technology mirrors its increasingly robust and independent diplomacy in the region. And producing its own drone fleet would allow Turkey to […]

Turkey may open Armenia border for NATO drill

A NATO disaster-relief exercise in Armenia may also provide an opportunity for a trial run at opening the long-closed border between Turkey and the former Soviet republic, daily Hürriyet reported Thursday. “We will be taking part in the exercise” to be held in Armenia from Sept. 11 to 17, a Turkish diplomat told Agence France-Presse […]

Turkey takes the fight to PKK

Turkey has decided to move its fight against the terrorist Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) beyond the Iraqi border and continue the fight in the field.   The most important leg of this plan relies on the support of Iran and Syria against the terrorist group. A senior government official who spoke to Today’s Zaman on […]

Ankara Passes Russian Nuclear Plant Deal

The Turkish parliament passed a bill approving the May 12 agreement between Russia and Turkey to establish a nuclear power plant in Akkuyu, Hurriyet reported July 15. The agreement was originally signed by Turkish Energy Minister Taner Yildiz and Russian Deputy Prime Minister Igor Sechin. A project company will be formed by Aug. 12, of […]

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