Category: MURAT YETKİN
The defeat of the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL), or DEASH, has started to seem certain, after the impending fall of Raqqa in Syria and Mosul in Iraq.
U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis left open on June 27 the possibility of longer-term assistance to the Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) in Syria, saying the U.S. may need to supply them weapons and equipment even after the capture of Raqqa from Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL)
President Erdoğan again remonstrates with the US for arming the YPG, calling describing military aid as a violation of NATO rules
NATO is the most successful alliance in history because it has been able to adapt to keep pace with an ever-changing security environment.
The Turkish government wants to set up a “joint mechanism” with the U.S. to collect arms sent to the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) by the U.S. after the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) is defeated, Turkish Defense Minister Fikri Işık has said.
Category: MUSTAFA AYDIN
Former German Chancellor and statesman Helmut Kohl, the longest-serving postwar Western leader, died at the age of 87 on June 16.
A small explosion at a graveyard close to the grounds of a NATO-owned military facility in the Aegean province of İzmir has damaged the installation’s perimeter walls, but caused no injuries on June 22, Doğan News Agency has reported
Belgium said on June 21 a Moroccan man carried out a foiled terrorist attack with a nail bomb at a busy Brussels train station, the latest in a wave of attacks to hit Europe
Turkish security forces have seized weapons with erased serial numbers during security operations carried out against the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK)
A plane carrying Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu was buzzed by a NATO F-16 fighter jet as it flew over the Baltic Sea, but was seen off by a Russian Sukhoi-27 military jet, Russian news agencies reported on June 21
Taliban gunmen have killed eight Afghan guards working at the largest American base in Afghanistan, officials said yesterday, as the U.S. appears set to boost its troop presence in the country
Turkish Defense Minister Fikri Işık has urged his German counterpart to review the country’s stance on individuals who are suspected of being coup plotters and currently seeking asylum in Germany
Category: GÜVEN SAK
The sudden embargo on Qatar by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates perplexed us all this month. It was a half-baked regional response to the half-baked American ideas presented during President Donald Trump’s recent visit
Category: SEDAT ERGİN
One of the key figures in the July 15, 2016, coup attempt was the head of the Strategic Transformation Department of the General Staff, Maj. Gen. Mehmet Dişli. While defending himself in a statement to the prosecutor on July 18, 2016, he said: “I have worked with the commander for 16 years at several levels. I regard the commander as a part of my family.”
Turkey is a critical member of NATO’s southern flank, Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov has said during a visit to Turkish counterpart Binali Yıldırım in Ankara.
British Prime Minister Theresa May began talks yesterday to form an alliance with Northern Ireland’s ultra-conservative DUP party in order to cling to power after her election fiasco, leaving the EU’s Brexit negotiator wondering when divorce talks will begin.
Negotiations on the United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union are scheduled to begin on June 19 – less than two weeks away. In the aftermath of Thursday’s shock election result, many assumed Theresa May would stand down, perhaps allowing in a new leader from her Conservative party.
Category: AKİF BEKİ
Saudi Arabian Foreign Minister Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir has said even though they did not want to hurt Qatar, they had to take these measures.
A French photojournalist detained in May by Turkish police while on assignment in the southeast has been deported, the French President’s Office and activist group Reporters sans Frontieres said on June 9
Currently used as a military base and has a NATO radar system, the Mardin Castle is waiting to be open to tourists. Officials say they will work on adding it to an array of tourist attractions.
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