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Turkey-US to build satellites for Mideast market

Turkey’s top aerospace company and the Sierra Nevada Corporation, or SNC, a United States’ satellite company owned by a Turkish American, have agreed to cooperate to jointly make satellites for Middle Eastern companies, officials from both firms told the Hürriyet Daily News on Wednesday. “I think we can do lots of business in this area,” […]

T129 ATAK program right on schedule

Project officials are confident that the crash of an A129 Mangusta attack helicopter in March 2010 has caused no delay to the Turkish T129 Attack and Tactical Reconnaissance Helicopter (ATAK) programme. Speaking to Shephard at the IDEF exhibition in Istanbul, representatives of the companies overseeing the various elements of the project were adamant that development […]

Turkey approves new directive on face and arm transplants

Turkish Health Minister approved a new directive on composite tissue transplants, a move which paves the way for face and arm transplants without special permission from the ministry, an official of the National Organ and Tissue Coordination Council said on Monday. Under the directive approved by Health Minister Recep Akdag, high hospital charges of transplant […]

Turkey moves to centralize electronic surveillance

Streamlining Turkey’s intelligence operations and increasing cooperation between the country’s military and civilian intelligence gatherers is under way but will take as long as two years to complete, according to a senior security official. A senior security official said over the weekend that the General Staff had agreed to a proposal from the civilian government […]

Azerbaijani serviceman killed as Armenians violated ceasefire

Azerbaijani serviceman was killed as Armenian Armed Forces violated ceasefire. The incident happened on the line of contact near Ashagi Abdurrahmanli village of Fuzuli region. Azerbaijani serviceman Samir Hidayat Agayev was killed as Armenian servicemen violated ceasefire. Samir Agayev, 25, was drafted from Tovuz region. He has been buried in his native Yukhari Oysuzlu village […]

Turkish spy satellite program on track despite Israeli opposition

The Italy-based maker of Turkey’s first planned military satellite said late Thursday that the construction of the Göktürk satellite is continuing on track, with a scheduled launch in 2013, despite objections raised by Israel against the device’s operational capabilities. Relations between former allies Israel and Turkey have been at their nadir since last May, when […]

Wonders of the Chinese intelligence

American counter-intelligence efforts are catching, and convicting, a growing number of Chinese spies in the United States. This may be more because of increased spying effort by China, than because of better FBI and CIA methods. The most recent arrest was of Sixing Liu, an engineer for a firm that builds navigation systems for the […]

Iranian cargo plane ordered to land in Turkey

An Iranian cargo plane passing through Turkish airspace en route to Syria was ordered to land at an airport in the southeastern province of Diyarbakır Tuesday night, agencies reported. The plane, reportedly carrying military equipment, was ordered to land after the authorities received a tip that it carried restricted nuclear materials, Doğan news agency, or […]

China to track cell phone users

China is seeking to use cell phone locating capabilities to better manage vehicle traffic in the capital. Last year there was a jam that backed up traffic for nearly a hundred kilometers and took most of the day to clear. To better deal with this sort of thing, the government will have the largest cell […]

MİT’s Kozinoğlu faces arrest warrant in Turkish coup case

National Intelligence Organization (MİT) official Kaşif Kozinoğlu, who an İstanbul court earlier this month issued a detention warrant against, was transferred to an İstanbul court for arrest after testifying to civilian prosecutors on Thursday. The MİT member arrived at the Beşiktaş Courthouse in İstanbul in the early morning hours to testify to prosecutors in the […]

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