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The Turkish air force began to bomb Afrin on 20 January, and ground troops followed a few days later. The confrontation between the US and Russia over which would have the final say on the future of Syria had opened up a space for Turkey to put its boot in. The Kurds of Afrin were left on their own.
... tracer rounds at a Turkish helicopter that flew over its airspace. The episode comes just over a week after a HAF pilot died after his Mirage 2000-5 fighter jet crashed near the island of Skyros. The pilot was returning from intercepting two Turkish Air Force F-16 fighters that had intruded into Greek airspace. NATO

By Trend. The Turkish Air Force continues operations against militants of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) terrorist group in northern Iraq, the General Staff of Turkish Armed Forces said in a message April 18. The antiterrorist operations are being conducted in the Zap district. The Turkish Air ...
The pilot was returning from intercepting two Turkish Air Force F-16 fighters that had intruded into Greek airspace. The crash does not appear to be due to the Turkish mission, but made the situation in the region more tense. Just a few hours before the incident, Tsipras was speaking to a crowd at the island of ... fighter jets
The state-run Anadolu news agency quoted unnamed military officials as disputing scattered reports that there had been a dogfight between jets from the two countries and denying that any Turkish Air Force jet had been in the area. Greek officials said nothing about what might have caused the ... Jet Crashes Aircraft
By Trend. The Turkish Air Force launched a large-scale military operation as part of the fight against the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) terrorist group, the General Staff of Turkish Armed Forces said in a message April 6. A total of 89 PKK terrorists were killed as part of the operations on April 6.

By Trend. The Turkish Air Force conducted a military operation to eliminate the PYD / YPG terrorists, who are hiding in the mountains after the liberation of the Syrian district of Afrin, the Turkish General Staff said on April 2. Reportedly, the operation to eliminate terrorists was carried out near the ...
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - An F-16 fighter jet of the Turkish Air Force crashed in central Turkey, the General Staff of the Turkish Armed Forces said Thursday. ... Local media reported that a number of F-16 jets from the Turkish Air Force carried out airstrikes on six targets in Afrin, while the Turkish Armed ... Jet Crashes
Turkey will not force Syrian refugees to leave the country, the Turkish media cited the country's Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu as saying March 22. Cavusoglu added that Syrian refugees will return to the liberated Afrin city voluntarily. He added that despite Afrin has been fully freed from terrorists, the ... Jet Crashes
The US has provided the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) with arms as part of its wider military cooperation with the group in Syria, despite Turkey repeatedly voicing concerns over the group's ties to the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) – which has long been designated a terror organization by ... Jet Crashes
BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:40 P.M.) - For the second time in the last 48 hours, the Turkish Air Force has bombed the pro-government National Defense Forces (NDF) in the Aleppo Governorate. According to a military source in Damascus, the Turkish Air Force bombed the NDF's positions inside the town ... bombs
The TSK destroyed the roadside barricades with drones and the Turkish Air Force. Starting on Tuesday, March 13, intelligence obtained showed the ringleaders of the network had begun to leave Afrin. On March 14, it was observed that the organization's militants were also running. In case the TSK would ... bombs
ANKARA, March 15 (Xinhua) -- The Turkish air force launched airstrikes in northern Iraq on Wednesday, destroying eight terrorist targets, the military said Thursday. The airstrikes were carried out in northern Iraq's Hakurk and Zap regions, the Turkish General Staff said in a statement. The military did not ... bombs
ISTANBUL: Turkish warplanes destroyed at least 18 targets belonging to the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) in northern Iraq over the weekend, the state-run Anadolu news agency said on Sunday. The strikes, carried out on Saturday and Sunday, targeted the Hakurk, Zap, Metina, Gara and ... bombs
The footages also showed the Kalashnikovs-wielding terrorists planting improvised explosive devices on the roadside.The drone also filmed the moment when two terrorists were neutralized by Turkish Air Force. It also captured the footage of civilians in a minivan trying to flee the area.The footages show ... bombs
The Turkish air force has been bombing Jandaris since Wednesday night to storm the town, the monitor reported, adding that the local authorities have recovered the bodies of seven civilians killed by the airstrikes on Wednesday. Turkey has repeatedly denied they target civilians as part of their military ... bombs
But developments on the ground show that as the Turkish operation moves closer to the center of Afrin, it is becoming increasingly difficult for Moscow to impose its will and manage the operation. The Turkish air force so far has refrained from bombing central Afrin and its periphery despite the fortifications ... bombs

Syrian activists say the Turkish air force has hit two positions of pro-government Syrian fighters deployed last week in the Kurdish enclave of Afrin, killing and wounding a number of fighters. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says the airstrikes took place late on Thursday in the village ... bombs
The Turkish Air Force is bombing the positions of the PKK terrorist organization in northern Iraq, the Turkish General Staff said on March 1. The air operation in the north of Iraq is held in the Hakurk area. During the operation, 10 terrorist objects were destroyed. The conflict between Turkey and the PKK, ... bombs
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's military says a plane used to train pilots has crashed in western Turkey, killing its two pilots. A military statement said the SF-260D light trainer plane went down on Friday after taking off from Cigli air base near the Aegean port city of Izmir. Its wreck was discovered some 3 ... bombs
According to the United States' new Nuclear Posture Review, global threats from China, Russia, North Korea and Iran have forced the US to back away from its pledge to promote the non-proliferation of nuclear weapons and reduce its nuclear arsenal. Under the new review, the US will now be able to ... bombs
Greek officials announced on Thursday that a Hellenic Air Force Mirage 2000-5 fighter jet crashed in the Aegean Sea, near the island of Skyros. The pilot, identified by the HAF as 33-year-old Capt. Giorgos Baltadoros, was returning from an aerial policing mission where he intercepted two Turkish Air ... secret Turkey Greece
The Turkish Air Force is bombing the positions of the PKK terrorist organization in northern Iraq, the Turkish General Staff said on March 16. The air operation in the north of Iraq is held in the Kirkuk area. During the operation, 8 terrorist objects were destroyed and more than 10 terrorists were eliminated. secret Turkey Greece
Fighter pilots aren't cheap. The U.S. Air Force estimates that training a new pilot to fly a plane like the F-35 costs $11 million. And that doesn't count the priceless experience of a veteran pilot who has been flying for years. That's why the U.S. Air Force is willing to offer half-million-dollar bonuses to retain ... secret Turkey Greece
Turkish Air Force has dropped leaflets over the Syrian city of Afrin, saying the Turkish armed forces target only terrorists, not civilians, the Turkish General Staff said in a message March 16. The leaflets read that the civilian population, which under the pressure of terrorists, is forced to keep the so-called ... secret Turkey Greece
The Turkish air force has struck pro-government Syrian fighters deployed last week in the Kurdish enclave of Afrin, killing and wounding a number of them. The incident, which targeted two positions of the pro-Syrian force, marks an escalation of violence in a region where Turkey has been on the offensive ... secret Turkey Greece
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's military says a plane used to train pilots has crashed in western Turkey, killing its two pilots. A military statement said the SF-260D light trainer plane went down on Friday after taking off from Cigli air base near the Aegean port city of Izmir. Its wreck was discovered some 3 ... secret Turkey Greece
We are rightly worried about the increasing activity of the Turkish Air Force in the Aegean. But the Turkish Air Force was purged after the attempted coup against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in 2016. The new pilots need to be trained before operating in Syria, and it appears they are acquiring the ... secret Turkey Greece
He pointed out the Turkish Air Force will not know how to operate the S-400s, so they will need Russian "instructors", who Pierini envisions "camping out in Turkish Air Force headquarters," where of course there is plenty of NATO-related information. That's not all. "In any missile interceptor you have ... secret Turkey Greece
As for the Turkish side and the allied Syrian rebels fighting against the Kurdish forces in Afrin, the statement said 862 fighters of the Turkey-backed forces were killed. The statement said the Turkish air force carried out 668 airstrikes on Afrin, adding that the Turkey-backed forces carried out as many as 2,645 ... secret Turkey Greece
In terms of air power, FlightGlobal.com notes that the Turkish Air Force is very modern, with over 250 F-16s on inventory. The Turkish Navy features some capable surface combatants, according to the Sixteenth Edition of the Naval Institute Guide to Combat Fleets of the World, including eight modernized ... secret Turkey Greece
The military Operation Olive Branch in Syria's Afrin is a compelling necessity, the Turkish media cited leader of the Nationalist Movement Party Devlet Bahceli as saying Feb. 6. Bahceli added that as a country that was regularly subjected to terrorist attacks by Syria, Turkey has every right to ensure the ... secret Turkey Greece
More than 20,000 fighters from Syrian factions are participating in Operation Olive Branch, along with the Turkish Army and affiliated “special units” under the cover of the Turkish air force, after Ankara had the green light from Russia, which is covering its air force in the regions in the West of Syria's ... secret Turkey Greece
Reportedly, some opposition Syrian factions are also fighting alongside the regulars, equipped with tanks, heavy armor and covered with recurring offensive flights by Turkish Air Force warplanes, pounding the foes' strongholds. The troops have been advancing toward the major Kurdish stronghold Afrin, ... secret Turkey Greece
Filipov -- described by the Russian military as an "experienced pilot" with previous service in Syria -- was not the first Russian aviator to be shot down since Russian President Vladimir Putin sent warplanes to back the Syrian government in September 2015. In November that year, a Turkish Air Force F-16 ... secret Turkey Greece
LONDON—The Turkish Air Force has taken delivery of its first operational Anka-S medium-altitude long-endurance unmanned aerial systems from ... an Aviation Week Intelligence Network (AWIN) account or subscribe to this Market Briefing to access "First Anka-S UAVs Delivered To Turkish Air Force". secret Turkey Greece
The number of civilians who died as a result of air strikes and artillery shelling by the Turkish Army in northern Syria reached 150 people, head of Afrin's Health Department, Angela Richho, told the Kurdish rebels related news agency Farat. According to her, another 298 people were injured and received ... secret Turkey Greece
A message posted on the channel says that two US military advisers were killed on the outskirts of Afrin as a result of an air strike conducted by the Turkish Air Force. The armed forces of Turkey are conducting Operation Olive branch in Syria's Afrin; the operation was launched on January 20. During the ... secret Turkey Greece
ANKARA, Turkey — Turkey's defense procurement agency has named four local bidders for a critical contract that aims to combine all information systems on the country's planned F-35 Lightning II jets to the Turkish Air Force's system network. The Undersecretariat for Defence Industries (SSM in its Turkish ... secret Turkey Greece
The military operation has already been condemned by Damascus and the Syrian Foreign Ministry claimed that it was a violation of Syrian sovereignty. Meanhwhile, residents of the northern Syrian district of Afrin are frightened of the bombardments by the Turkish Air Force targeting local Kurdish militia. secret Turkey Greece
Hakkı Caşın, the head of international relations department at İstinye University who had served in the Turkish Air Force at various bases, has said the Afrin issue has been a redline for Ankara and the formation of the U.S.-backed force also has legal, military and NATO aspects. "The formation of an army by ... secret Turkey Greece
A Turkish Air Force cargo plane crashed in southwest Turkey during a training flight on Wednesday, killing two pilots and a technician on board, the military said. The CN-235 CASA plane disappeared from the radar after taking off from Eskisehir air base, in central Turkey, the military said. The military said a ... secret Turkey Greece
Scheduled to last 18 months, the definition study aims at preparing the development and production contract for the future system meeting the operational requirements of the Turkish Air Force, according to a follow-up press release. The contract was awarded by the SSM, jointly to Aselsan and Roketsan, ... secret Turkey Greece
The Turkish air force would need Moscow's permission to enter Syrian airspace due to the presence of Russian anti-aircraft missiles. Moscow allowed Ankara to carry out limited airstrikes last year when its forces entered Syria to remove IS militants on its border. But doubt remains whether Russia would be ... secret Turkey Greece
The Turkish military says it wants to make sure there is a secure link between its future F-35 Joint Strike Fighters and the Turkish Air Force's main computer networks that will prevent the inadvertent sharing of classified information. This comes as many of the countries involved in the international stealth ... secret Turkey Greece
... Franco-Italian consortium Eurosam have received a contract from the Undersecretariat for Defence Industries (SSM) to conduct a study for Turkey's future long-range air and missile defence system. The future missile defence system is intended to meet the operational requirements of the Turkish Air Force ... secret Turkey Greece
Turkey's Undersecretariat for Defence Industries (SSM) has invited bids for enabling the Turkish Air Force's F-35 Lightning II fleet to connect with the Turkish Air Force Information System (HVBS). Designated by the SSM as the HVBS-JSF Integration Project, the objective is to ensure that HVBS and F-35 ... secret Turkey Greece
The study, which is scheduled to continue for 18 months, will be conducted with a focus on preparing the development and production contract for the future system meeting the operational requirements of the Turkish Air Force. The current deal is a follow-on contract from the Heads of Agreement signed by ... secret Turkey Greece
Turkey placed its first Joint Strike Fighter order in 2014 under its low-rate initial production 10 program, and its second order in October 2016. (Samuel King Jr./U.S. Air Force). ANKARA, Turkey —Turkey's defense procurement agency has officially launched a competition to combine all information systems ... secret Turkey Greece
Speaking to Sputnik Turkey, Mesut Hakki Casin, retired Air Force officer and professor of international relations at the Turkish Air Force Academy in Istanbul, suggested that Erdogan's remarks carried "historic significance, and were a sign of the transition of Turkish-US relations to a new stage." Turkey's ... secret Turkey Greece


 

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