Category: MUSTAFA AYDIN
Amid the heated debates about NATO’s collective defense capabilities’ relevance in new, evolving security challenges in its eastern and southern flanks, NATO Foreign Ministers’ Summit met in Antalya, Turkey between 13-14 May 2015
Turkey has pledged to be a “framework nation” for NATO’s Very High Readiness Joint Task Force (VJTF) by 2021
Tens of thousands of supporters of embattled Macedonian Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski took to the streets of the capital in a show of strength on May 18, a day after a huge opposition protest called on him to resign.
The need for new institutional structures, dynamic processes and confidence-building measures is urgent in today’s conflict-ridden world in order to effectively respond to emerging new security risks, threats and challenges that recognize no boundaries and traditional concepts we have become accustomed to date
The European Union is set to back plans on May 18 for an ambitious naval force to fight people smugglers in the Mediterranean after a series of shipwrecks that killed hundreds of migrants.
Western powers are clinging to a fraying peace deal in Ukraine and forcing Kiev to follow suit, even though Russian President Vladimir Putin shows no sign of wavering and NATO is warning that Moscow may be preparing for a new offensive.
Nine Russian and Chinese navy vessels have gathered in the Mediterranean Sea for a joint military drill that will continue until May 21, the Russian Defense Ministry has stated
Three people including a foreigner working with a European Union police unit were killed when a Taliban car bomber struck a foreign convoy May 17, the latest attack of Afghanistan's fighting season
More than 20,000 people rallied in Macedonia's capital on May 17 to demand the resignation of Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski's government which is grappling with a deep political crisis and an outbreak of violence.
Talks between the United States and Turkey on efforts to defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) have been “productive,” the White House’s special envoy for the campaign against the ISIL said on May 16
Turkey has announced that its jets shot down a Syrian helicopter violating its airspace on May 16, while Syrian state TV reported that it was a surveillance drone that was downed
Turkey and Greece should resolve their problems peacefully by creating common interests in the region, making use of the “God-given” opportunity of being neighboring countries, Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias has said
Pakistani troops on May 15 began a "massive" offensive to try to push the Taliban from their last major stronghold in the mountainous northwestern region of North Waziristan, moving in from north and south, officials and residents said.
Category: YALÇIN DOĞAN
On March 31, 2010, Israel attacked the “Mavi Marmara” ship; nine people died.
Two Indians and an American were among five people killed when gunmen stormed a downtown Kabul guesthouse, trapping dozens of people attending a concert and triggering an hours-long standoff with Afghan security forces, officials said May 14
NATO foreign ministers sang a rendition of “We Are The World” at the dinner of their meeting late on May 13 in Turkey’s southern province of Antalya
NATO has welcomed Turkey’s offer to assume the responsibility of forming a spearhead unit as part of the alliance’s high readiness force in 2021
Category: DEFENSE UPDATE
Turkey is looking for non-NATO suppliers of weapons systems as its potential $3.44 billion anti-missile deal with a Chinese company remains a mystery
Category: MURAT YETKİN
On May 9 it was announced that Turkish Chief of the General Staff Necdet Özel had taken a 15-day leave of absence for health reasons
Category: BURAK BEKDİL
In a recent act of heroism, the Turkish military headquarters proudly announced that its howitzers (with 40 km firing range) shelled a Syrian missile battery (180 km away).
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