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Turkey to withdraw troops from UN peacekeeping force in Lebanon

Turkey to withdraw troops from UN peacekeeping force in Lebanon

Turkey plans to pull out troops from the UN peacekeeping mission in Lebanon UNIFIL, Turkish and UN sources said Saturday, while denying that the decision was linked to the kidnapping of two pilots. “An approximately 250-person engineering construction force will […]


Former UK aircraft carrier towed to Turkey for scrap

Former UK aircraft carrier towed to Turkey for scrap

HMS Ark Royal, formerly Britain’s flagship aircraft carrier, sailed out of its home port on Monday to be scrapped in Turkey. Britain, which has always prided itself on its sea power, will have to do without the ability to launch […]


Pakistan Delivers First Batch of Turkish UAV Parts to Turkey

Pakistan Delivers First Batch of Turkish UAV Parts to Turkey

Pakistan Aeronautical Complex, Kamra handed over first batch of Turkish UAV (ANKA) parts to Turkish Aerospace Industry (TAI) in an impressive ceremony held during International Defence Exhibition & Fair (IDEF) at Istanbul, Turkey. After the signing ceremony, Mr Muharrem Dortkasli, […]


Turkish fighter jet crashes near Syrian border

Turkish fighter jet crashes near Syrian border

A Turkish F-16 fighter jet crashed in south-eastern Turkey on Monday near the Syrian border, and its pilot is believed to have safely ejected, an army statement said. “Radio communication was cut around 2:15 pm (1115 GMT) with the F-16 […]


White House: no Patriot missiles in Syria

Patriot Air Defense Missiles

The White House said Tuesday that NATO would not provide Patriot missile batteries to protect rebel strongholds in Syria, following a request from opposition chief Ahmed Moaz al-Khatib. Khatib asked for an extension of the umbrella provided by Patriot positions […]


Turkey awaits ‘historic’ ceasefire call by Kurdish rebel chief

Turkey awaits ‘historic’ ceasefire call by Kurdish rebel chief

Jailed Kurdish rebel chief Abdullah Ocalan was set to call a “historic” ceasefire on Thursday, raising expectations for an end to a three-decade conflict with Turkey that has cost tens of thousands of lives. The widely anticipated ceasefire call is […]


Turkish jets strike Kurd rebels in Iraq: military source

Turkish jets strike Kurd rebels in Iraq: military source

Turkey sent jets across its border with Iraq to strike separatists from the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), a local military source said Thursday. The jets bombed 12 targets in the Kandil Mountains in the autonomous Kurdistan region of Iraq […]


Syria says Israel hit military research center

Syria says Israel hit military research center

An Israeli air strike hit a military research centre near Damascus at dawn on Wednesday, the Syrian army said, denying reports that the raid targeted a weapons convoy near the Lebanese border. Residents who spoke to AFP on condition of […]


Thales Delivers First Maritime Surveillance Aircraft to Turkey

Thales Delivers First Maritime Surveillance Aircraft to Turkey

Thales has achieved delivery of the first of three maritime surveillance aircraft under the Meltem II programme for Turkey. This aircraft will be operated by the Turkish Coast Guard from Izmir Air Base. Pierre Eric Pommellet, Senior Vice-President of Thales […]


 
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