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Archive for: September, 2010

Turkey, China conduct joint air maneuvers

Turkish and Chinese militaries recently conducted a joint aerial exercise in central Anatolia, the first such exercise involving the air forces of NATO member Turkey and China. The joint exercise was part of Turkey’s Anatolian Eagle maneuvers, which have so far been carried out jointly with US, other NATO countries and Israel. They took place […]

Obama faces pressure over Iran policy

Barack Obama’s policy to prevent Iran from achieving nuclear weapons capability is under pressure from members of Congress, who argue that Washington should make clear it will consider military action unless sanctions yield swift results, APA reports quoting “Financial Times”. This comes in spite of the administration arguing that sanctions are proving more effective than […]

Turkish Gendarmerie Orders Vehicle-Mounted Surveillance Cams

Digital Ally, Inc. which develops, manufactures and markets advanced video surveillance products for law enforcement, homeland security and commercial security applications, today announced that, through its sales representative in Turkey, Mesan/Cetin Emec Vulvari, Digital Ally has received a reorder for 120 DVM-750 In-Car Digital Video Systems from the Turkish Gendarmerie, a branch of the Turkish […]

Turkey urges US to apply pressure on terror

Turkey urged the United States on Tuesday to put pressure on northern Iraq’s Kurdish administration to take action against members of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party, or PKK, having grown dissatisfied with the regional government’s efforts to combat the group. “What has been done so far has not satisfied us. The Kurdish administration has not been […]

Aselsan engineer shares experience with missile mishap

Early in my career, I was the only engineer responsible for some missile-subassembly test equipment. I knew the system to some extent because I had written the test software, but I lacked the much-needed hardware-troubleshooting experience. I trusted myself on debugging and fixing any software issues, but what now seems like a small test station […]

Gönül denies reports on uniform military service

Defense Minister Vecdi Gönül denied the veracity of news stories that appeared on news portals yesterday that a General Staff report on uniform military service was presented to the Prime Ministry. Currently military service periods depend on the educational background of the individual and certain other factors. The term “uniform” refers to a system in […]

Migrations: Evros, last door to Europe

The Evros River, on the border between Greece and Turkey, is the last open door towards the European Union for migrants and political asylum seekers. A road full of risks, filled with accidents and victims. Meanwhile, Greece and the EU are stuck in a logic of permanent crisis and cannot come out of it. Our […]

US calls on Turkey to protect religious sites in Cyprus

The US House of Representatives adopted a resolution Tuesday calling for the protection of religious sites which are situated in the Turkish-occupied areas of Cyprus. The resolution was introduced by U.S. Reps. Gus Bilirakis (R-Fla.) and Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.), co-chairs of the Congressional Hellenic Caucus. According to Bilirakis, member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee […]

World Jewish Congress Condemns UNHRC Probe on Flotilla

World Jewish Congress has condemned the United Nations Human Rights Counsil‘s probe and investigation on the deadly flotilla crisis with the following one-sided and clearly biased press release. It completely ignores the fact that the internationally-organized humanitarian aide flotilla was attacked by Israeli commandos on international waters outside of Israel’s jusrisdiction, which costed several Turkish […]

Turkey expands diplomatic activity to resolve Kurdish issue

Turkish officials have been conducting intense diplomatic efforts on various fronts as complementary moves to recent and visible steps taken by the government and pro-Kurdish opposition figures as well as key state institutions to bring about a permanent end to the fight between Turkish security forces and the terrorist Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK). Interior Minister Beşir […]

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