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Archive for: October, 2010

Turkish military service may get shorter

The term of military service for all conscripts in Turkey may be shortened as Turkey’s national security document is currently being revised and the country no longer views its neighbors as foes, the Bugün daily reported yesterday. Chief of General Staff Gen. Işık Koşaner last week presented a proposal for uniform military service for all […]

Turkey’s radar map ready in case of missile deal

Although still harboring strong reservations about supporting a planned NATO missile defense system, which it fears could be seen as a program aimed against Iran or Russia, Turkey has begun technical studies as preparation for a possible NATO decision on the matter during the alliance’s upcoming Lisbon summit on Nov. 19-20. As part of those […]

Turkey arrests Al Qaeda supporters

Turkish police have arrested 12 individuals in Istanbul and Turkey’s east suspected of supporting Al Qaeda, the Turkish media reported Wednesday. The suspects were rounded up in simultaneous operations in Istanbul and Van, a city near Turkey’s border with Iran. According to the state-run Anatolian Agency, the police found weapons and bomb-making materials during the […]

Aselsan in major Patriot deal with Raytheon

Turkey’s leading defense contractor, Aselsan, will co-develop a major end item for the Patriot air and missile system with a US-based defense giant, the US company has announced. Massachusetts-based Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems (IDS) is the prime contractor for domestic and international Patriot Air and Missile Defense Systems and system integrator for Patriot Advanced Capability, […]

Iran: NATO shield in Turkey is suspicious

Iran has criticized NATO’s plans to deploy elements of a ballistic missile defense system in Turkey, saying the alliance’s intentions are highly suspicious. “We think NATO’s aim to deploy military forces in the region is seriously suspicious,” Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast was quoted as saying during a weekly press conference on Tuesday. “We […]

Turkey sends giant powership to Pakistan

The worlds largest power ship will reach Karachi in November which will contribute 232 megawatts of electricity, somewhat helping address the woes of domestic and industrial consumers of the city. The ship owned by Turkish company Karkey is the largest in size and installed capacity and will provide electricity to Lakhra Power Generation Company Limited, […]

Euro Lawyers: PKK is not terrorist

The European Association of Lawyers for Democracy and World Human Rights (ELDH) has asked the European Union to take the PKK (Kurdistan Workers’ Party) off the EU Terror List. The association states that “by putting the PKK on its Terrorist List notwithstanding the political and cultural oppression against the Kurds, which has lasted for decades […]

Aselsan showcases products in Baku

Various ASELSAN-produced equipments, communication devices, optic systems, jamming systems for prevention of remote-controlled explosive devices and others were displayed at the exhibition organized for the Armed Forces and other security agencies of Azerbaijan. The exhibition also gave information about the displayed products. Turkish Ambassador to Azerbaijan Hulusi Kilic also attended the exhibition. ASELSAN Baku Chief […]

Turkey to receive first KT-1 trainers

The Turkish air force will begin replacing its Cessna T-37 jet trainers with Korea Aerospace Industries’ KT-1 next month, with the new type now undergoing flight testing. Ankara is to receive 40 KT-1s under a deal signed in June 2007, with the first five to be completed by KAI. The remainder will be produced under […]

Turkey to sign gunship contract

Turkey and Italian-British helicopter manufacturer AgustaWestland will sign a contract this week for the company’s production of nine A129 attack helicopters for the Turkish Army, the firm’s top official announced on Tuesday. Turkey already has a separate multibillion-dollar contract with AgustaWestland for joint manufacture of 51 T129 attack helicopters, a Turkish version of the A129. […]

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