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Archive for: January, 2012

Israeli Paper: Turkey May Fund HAMAS

Turkey may reportedly replace Hamas’ chief financier, Iran, to alleviate the Gaza ruling party’s financial pain as it has faced difficulty in receiving aid from the Islamic republic. Israeli daily Haaretz quoted Turkish sources on Saturday that stated Gazan Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh conveyed his party’s financial difficulties to Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan […]

Terrorists now use US satellite for broadcasts

After having lost its broadcasting rights in Denmark in January following unlawful broadcasts and consequently getting dumped by Eutelsat, a French company, ROJ TV now uses a Luxembourg based U.S. company, Intelsat. Danish newspaper Politiken has claimed that Intelsat is at least partly owned by a Greek company. ROJ TV is known for being part of the […]

NATO-Russia Disagree on Missile Defense

NATO has made little progress on missile defense cooperation with Russia, possibly jeopardizing a planned summit in May, said NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen. “Maybe we won’t clarify the situation until a few weeks before the [Chicago] summit,” Rasmussen said Jan. 26 at his monthly press conference. A summit with Russia is scheduled to […]

Iran Question & Turkey’s Own Nuclear Options

Western nations and Israel have employed all conceivable means to stop Iran’s nuclear program, from sabotage to assassination, from diplomatic pressure to economic embargoes and even cyber attacks. Iranian airplanes carrying nuclear weapons-related technological equipment have been destroyed, nuclear laboratories have been blown up, imported equipment has been delivered to Iran in broken pieces, and […]

Pentagon: No Special Operations Bases in Turkey

WASHINGTON, Jan. 27, 2012 – The United States will not base more troops in Turkey, Pentagon officials said here today. “Reports about additional U.S. force presence in Turkey are false,” said Navy Capt. John Kirby, a Pentagon spokesman. “We have had no such discussions with the Turkish government.” News reports over the past days have […]

Turkey is not platform for attacking Iran – Turkish FM

Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu underlined that his country will not allow the NATO to use its territory to strike Iran. Davutoglu made the remarks during a joint press conference with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in Moscow. He said that Turkey has never cooperated with those who wanted to harm its neighboring countries like […]

First T-129 to be delivered in April

Head of the Turkish Undersecretariat for Defence Industries  (SSM), Mr. Murad Bayar, has announced that the first of the highly anticipated T-129 ATAK helicopters is set to be delivered to Turkish Land Forces in April, government’s semi-official Anatolian News Agency (AA) reported. T-129 is Turkey’s re-configured and nationalized mid-weight attack helicopter based on the Italian A-129 Mangusta by Agusta-Westland. It features […]

An armada of domestic satellites await countdown

A total of 17 satellite programs are expected to come into orbit from 2012 to 2020. Over the next five years satellite contracts could amount to $2 billion, according to a space industry expert based in Turkey. The Turkish government has devised an ambitious road map for the country’s multiple satellite programs through 2020. According […]

Ahmadinejad: Iran Is Ready For Nuclear Talks

Even as he became the latest and most senior member of the Iranian government to publicly declare his readiness for nuclear talks, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Thursday lashed out at the West over its tough new economic sanctions that he said have hurt the Iranian people. Addressing students in the southern city of Kerman, Mr. […]

Davutoglu: NATO threatens neither Iran, nor Russia

Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu has given an interview to Interfax in the wake of negotiations with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Moscow in which he speaks about pressing international issues like Syria and Iran, as well as Turkish-Russian energy cooperation. Question:At a press conference with Mr. Lavrov I noticed that you never mentioned […]



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