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Turkey's military has confirmed that two of its pilots were killed on Friday morning near Smyrna when their training jet crashed. The SF-260D craft went down after taking off from the Cigli/Izmir 2nd Main Jet Base. Wreckage was found about three kilometers (one mile) from the airstrip, the military said in a ...
What does it mean when a Turkish military convoy consisting of military vehicles including tanks belonging to the Turkish Armed Forces (TSK) moves toward Idlib alongside Tahrir al-Sham forces? It is inevitable for this footage to surprise the viewer. The reason why is because Tahrir al-Sham is a Salafist ...

A military plane has crashed in Izmir province, western Turkey, during a training flight, the Turkish Armed Forces said in a statement. ... Last month, three people died in another accident with a Turkish military training aircraft - a CASA CN-235 - in the country's southern Isparta Province. Reporting what the ...
... meanwhile, stressed that the Syrian Army can defeat terrorism in Syria entirely "when the U.S. support to the terrorists stops." "The Syrian army and its allies are the ones who defeated the terrorism," he said. Regarding the situation in the Kurdish-held Afrin enclave in northern Syria and the Turkish military ...
Afrin, Syrian Kurdistan (Kurdistan 24) - The Turkish military bombarded a mountain chain in Syria's Kurdish-run region of Afrin near the border with Turkey, people there said on Wednesday. "They are shelling us with artillery and mortar shells, and even by warplanes," a roughly 25-year-old man told ...
"I don't want to buy American cotton anymore. I resent what they are doing," says the owner of a textile company, referring to U.S. cooperation with the Syrian wing of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK). "I'm applying but I do not approve of U.S. policies," says a Turkish student in his presentation to ...

At least 1,528 People's Protection Units (YPG) militants have been "neutralized" since the beginning of Turkey's "Operation Olive Branch" in Syria's northwestern district of Afrin, the Turkish General Staff said on Feb. 15. Turkish authorities often use the word "neutralized" in their statements to imply the ...
Sulaimani - The Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK)-affiliated People's Defense Forces (HPG) confirmed it carried out an attack on a Turkish military base in Zakho district northwest of Duhok on Tuesday (February 13). HPG Press Center said in a statement on Wednesday that its fighters carried out "an ...
After finding a promising gas field off Cyprus last month, the drillship Saipem 12000 was scheduled to head for another lease site to the east. However, her crew encountered an unusual problem: opposition from Turkish military forces. Her charterer, Italian oil major Eni, said that the vessel was stopped by ...
A photo taken from Turkey's Hatay Province shows military vehicles are being transported to border units as Turkish Armed Forces hit PYD/PKK terror group targets within the 'Operation Olive Branch' launched in Syria's Afrin, on February 12, 2018. (AA). Turkish soldiers and Free Syrian Army (FSA) have ...
Afrin, Syrian Kurdistan (Kurdistan 24) - The Turkish military has shelled several villages in Syria's Kurdish-run northwest region of Afrin, destroying schools and mosques, civilians there said on Monday. In a village called Jeleme in the countryside of Afrin, civilians told Kurdistan 24 a Turkish military ...
All targets hit by the Turkish Armed Forces are being registered, said the military and said: "Napalm, chemical, biological and similar ammunition prohibited by international law and treaties is not being used by the Turkish Air Force and the Ground Fire Support Units at all. Also, such ammunition does not ...
A nkara has announced that Turkish forces have set up a military post southwest of Syria's Aleppo, which is claimed to be its "deepest" position in the northwestern part of Syria under Turkey's agreement on the de-escalation of violence with Russia and Iran. The footage that has appeared on the web shows ...
142 civilians were killed and 345 others wounded in Turkish military offensive in Syria's Afrin. (AFP Photo). Damascus, Feb. 5 (Xinhua) -- As many as 500 people have been killed and wounded during the two-week-long Turkish military campaign against the Kurdish-held Afrin region in northern Syria, ...
President Erdogan's statement comes after Turkish forces gained control of the strategic mount-Darmak in Afrin, Syria. (AP). Staff writer, Al Arabiya English Saturday, 3 February 2018. Text size A A A. The President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said on Saturday that the military operation in Afrin is about ...
Turkish Armed Forces seized a large number of weapons, ammunition and an SA-18 air defense missile from terrorists in Syria's Afrin region. According to a statement from the Turkish military, weapons and ammunition belonging to terrorist organizations PKK/KCK/PYD-YPG and Daesh were seized on Jan ...
Turkish Armed Forces "neutralized" 21 more PYD/PKK and Daesh terrorists in northwestern Syria on Thursday as part of the ongoing Afrin operation, said the Turkish military."According to the information received from the region, 21 PKK/KCK/PYD-YPG and Daesh terrorists were neutralized as part of the ...

It was the first time the Turkish military bombarded the city while the districts surrounding the area have been shelled for about 10 days. In an online statement, the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), which the People's Protection Units (YPG) are a leading component, said the Turkish military, their Syrian ...
The statement also said that the Turkish Armed Forces destroyed 18 more terrorist targets in overnight airstrikes. .... mosques hitPrior to Turkish military and Free Syrian Army's capture of Mt. Bursaya in northern Syria, the PYD/PKK had frequently used Mt. Bursaya to target civilians in the center of Kilis ...
Damascus, Jan. 30 (Xinhua) -- Pro-Syrian government forces have targeted the path of a Turkish military convoy in the southern countryside of Aleppo province in northern Syrian, a monitor group reported on Tuesday. The Turkish military convoy was moving toward the town of Eis in southern Aleppo ...
Some 649 militants have been "neutralized" since the beginning of Turkey's "Operation Olive Branch" in Syria's northwestern district of Afrin, the Turkish Armed Forces announced on Jan. 30. "Neutralized" is a term used by the Turkish military and officials to indicate militants were either killed, wounded or ...
A Turkish soldier waves Turkish flag at Mount Bursaya after Turkish military and FSA fighters liberated the strategic peak from YPG/PKK. (AA). Turkish Armed Forces and the Free Syrian Army (FSA) on Sunday captured Mount Bursaya in Afrin, Syria, denying YPG/PKK a strategic peak it has used to launch ...
The Turkish army's only target in the northern Syrian district of Afrin is the Syrian Kurdish people's Protection Units (YPG), Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdağ has vowed, stressing that the length of the operation "depends on developments on the battlefield." "The operation concerns terrorists and terror ...
The Turkish military says that its forces have killed more than 550 Kurdish militiamen since it launched an offensive in northwestern Syria over a week ago. The military said on Sunday that 557 militiamen have been killed. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said in a speech to his party members that ...
Turkish Armed Forces and Free Syrian Army (FSA) on Sunday completely liberated a Syrian village from PYD/PKK terrorists as part of the ongoing Operation Olive Branch in northwestern Afrin region of Syria. On day ninth day of the operation, the Turkish forces and the FSA took full control of the Qestel ...
'Operation Olive Branch': Key points of Turkish military campaign against Syrian Kurds ... The Turkish Armed Forces are supported by the FSA - an Ankara-backed paramilitary opposition group which consists mainly of Syrian Arab and Syrian Turkmen groups, which hold the territories in Afrin, northwest ...
303 terrorists killed during anti-terror op in Syria's Afrin, Turkish military says ... Union Party (PYD) and its armed wing People's Protection Units (YPG) and Daesh terrorists were killed since the start of Operation Olive Branch in northern Syria's Afrin region, the Turkish Armed Forces (TSK) said Thursday.
President Trump says he's willing to be interviewed by the special counsel probing Russian interference in the election. Trump urges caution as Turkey attacks U.S.-backed Kurdish forces in Syria. DAVID GREENE, HOST: President Trump made this surprise appearance in front of reporters last night and ...
Turkey's ground invasion of a Kurdish enclave in northern Syria could be a boon for the Islamic State militant group (ISIS), U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis said on Tuesday. Turkey has launched several airstrikes in addition to ground operations starting on Saturday in the area of Afrin, Syria, ...
Turkish military Hits 47 Targets in Syria's Afrin - General Staff. © Sputnik/ ... of Syria's Afrin Ibrahim Ibrahim told Sputnik on Wednesday that the number of the Kurdish people's Protection Units' (YPG) fighters killed during the ongoing Turkish military operation has been exaggerated in Ankara's statements.
Earlier, Turkish President Recep Erdogan said that Ankara was going to "thwart games" along its borders amid the ongoing Olive Branch Operation. According to the TV channel Al-Mayadin, the armored column entered the Tellet el-Is area in the south of the Aleppo province to crush the Kurdish fighters in ...
But in order to achieve this, it must coordinate its policy with Russia - and especially with Turkey - so that Turkish military activity does not leave parts of Syria under direct Turkish control on the pretext of a war against the Kurds. As a result, both Iran and Russia are committed to stopping Turkey from ...
journalists detained for social media posts criticising Turkish military operation ... prosecutor's Office opened an investigation into 57 individuals who shared critical comments on social media concerning the Turkish military's "Operation Olive Branch," launched over the weekend on the Syrian town of Afrin.
The Turkish Armed Forces (TSK) launched the Operation Olive Branch on Saturday, targeting the PKK terror group's Syrian affiliates the Democratic Union Party (PYD) and its armed wing People's Protection Units (YPG) as well as the remaining Daesh elements in Afrin region on Turkish-Syrian border.
Fighting has entered its third day as Turkish forces continue their ground and air offensive against US-backed Kurdish fighters in north-west Syria. The UN Security Council will meet later tonight to discuss the situation, as leaders from Europe and NATO voiced their concerns, urging Turkey to respond in a ...
... State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said last week. Turkish forces have said they are targeting ISIS as well as Kurdish militia in Afrin. "The operation is being carried out within the right of self-defense and with respect to Syrian territorial integrity," the Turkish Armed Forces said in a statement.
... State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said last week. Turkish forces have said they are targeting ISIS as well as Kurdish militia in Afrin. "The operation is being carried out within the right of self-defense and with respect to Syrian territorial integrity," the Turkish Armed Forces said in a statement.
"Operation Olive Branch is ongoing as planned and the ground operation has started," the Turkish Armed Forces said in a statement. The land operation comes hours after Turkish jets targeted US-backed, Syrian-Kurdish YPG militia in the area, killing at least eight people and injuring 13, according to the ...
Istanbul (Reuters) - A Turkish military operation over Syria's Afrin region aims to liberate it from the control of Kurdish militants from the YPG and PYD groups, a senior Turkish official told Reuters. Freeing nearby Manbij from militant control will follow the operation to Afrin, the source said, adding that the ...
Turkish chief of general staff is traveling to Russia on Thursday to meet with his Russian counterpart to discuss Syria and regional security issues, the Turkish military said in statement. The meeting between Turkish Chief of General Staff Gen. Hulusi Akar and Russian Gen. Valery Gerasimov in the capital ...
Damascus, Jan. 18 (Xinhua) -- Syria's Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad on Thursday warned that his country will respond militarily to possible Turkish military campaign in northern Syria, state news agency SANA reported. Warning that Turkish military campaign will be met with "proper response," ...
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 ...
A lawsuit has been filed against the Greek state for the arrest and detention of one Turkish military officer who was one of eight Turkish servicemen seeking asylum in Greece, after a failed coup attempt in Turkey against President Erdogan. The lawsuit, filed by The Greek Council for refugees, alleges that ...
Ankara, Turkey (AP) -- Turkish media reports say a military training plane has crashed in southwestern Turkey, killing two pilots and a technician on board. The private Dogan news agency said the CASA-type Turkish Air Force cargo plane went down near the town of Yalvac, in Isparta province, ...
Military reinforcements, including tanks, arrived at the Syrian border in Turkey's southern Hatay Province Wednesday, according to reports from the ground. The four tanks, sent on Saturday, were distributed to border units after reaching Hatay's Hassa and Kirikhan districts, said Anadolu Agency ...
Ankara: A Turkish military cargo plane crashed in the Western province of Isparta while on training exercises on Wednesday, killing three soldiers, the army said. Two pilots and one technician were on the aircraft and all three were killed in the crash near the Egirdir Lake, the army said in a statement.
The Turkish Armed Forces (TSK) on Jan. 14 retaliated to attacks carried out by the Democratic Union Party (PYD) and the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) in Syria, which targeted the residential area in Azaz, Turkey's state-run Anadolu Agency reported. A large number of rockets were fired by militia from the ...
In the wake of the failed coup attempt in Turkey in July 2016, eight Turkish military officers fled to Greece on a helicopter and applied for asylum. Ankara claimed the men participated in the coup and demanded their extradition. But the Greek Supreme Court blocked their extradition, saying the men would ...
A Turkish military convoy including tanks has been dispatched to the Syrian border in Turkey's southern Hatay Province, a security source said on Jan. 13. Video footage shows a group of five tanks loaded on trucks and driven on an unpaved road. A military source, who spoke on condition of anonymity due ...
police arrested more than 30 military officers for alleged links with the Fetullah terrorist Organization (FETO) during an operation based out of southeastern Siirt province Tuesday, according to a police statement. The operation was carried out across 20 provinces. The 31 suspects, which included four ...


 

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