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President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan urged yesterday his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump to put U.S. officials, who make statements on ties on Turkey and the ... again criticized Washington's weapons support to the PKK-affiliated groups, saying the U.S. possibly uses those weapons "against Turkey or Iran.".
The issue of chemical weapons is also used to discredit adversaries. Iran, Russia and Syria recently accused Turkey of having used chemical weapons in an offensive on the enclave of Afrin, for example. The Syrian ambassador in New York also regularly accuses armed opposition groups of fomenting ...

The images of ammunition and weapons belonging to the People's Protection Units (YPG) found in storage in Afrin after the Turkish Armed Forces entered the northern Syrian city are likely to remain some of the most striking images from the entire operation. In the footage, which one can view on YouTube, ...
Although the AT-4 armament was developed and produced in Sweden by Saab Bofors Dynamics, it's believed that the US originally supplied the launchers to Kurdish-led forces in Syria, before they were handed over to PKK combatants to be used against the Turkish army. Alternatively, the weapons may ...
The Turkish Armed Forces (TSK) are reportedly collecting data on the serial numbers and origins of weapons and ammunition captured after the Turkish military took control of Afrin on ... These cases are aimed at proving Turkey's commitment to the fight against terrorism via concrete proof, reports said.
The Syrian news agency SANA earlier reported citing hospital medics that the Turkish forces had used chemical weapons amid its ongoing ... The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) has not found evidence of the possible use of chemical weapons by Turkey in Syrian Afrin, the ...

Deputy Turkish Prime Minister Bekir Bozdağ said yesterday that the Turkish army has collected weapons supplied by the United States to the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) – an organisation designated by Ankara as terrorist – in the countryside of Afrin, Syria. Bozdağ said that Turkey does not ...
On Monday morning, Turkish Deputy PM claimed "terrorist groups" left weapons behind after Turkish forces captured Syria's Afrin on Sunday. As a result, Turkey collected most of the weapons given to the Kurdish YPG by the U.S.. Dozens of Turkey's Kurdish and leftist groups appealed to world powers on ...
The Association of Retired Noncommissioned Officers has underlined that all assigned weapons and ammunition, and even flasks and boots, are the responsibility of individual soldiers and officers in the Turkish army. Many personnel are now anxious because some of the weapons used during the night of ...
Commenting on President Putin recently touting advanced Russian weapons and lawmaker Alexander Sherin signaling Moscow's readiness to stand up for its partners, including Ankara, Turkish military expert Beyazit Karatas told Sputnik that these statements indicate that Ankara does not need NATO's ...
Turkey's prime minister said Saturday that Turkish troops have captured a strategic village in the Kurdish-held enclave in northwestern Syria, tightening its grip on Kurdish militia in the sixth ... Further south, Turkish soldiers kept watch with weapons at the ready in Bursayah Hill, captured in late January.
Just a day earlier, eight Turkish soldiers were killed, Turkey's Defense Ministry said in a statement, and more were wounded. ... “Forces of the Turkish regime and its mercenaries of the terrorist groups on Friday night targeted the Afrin area with all types of weapons, leaving 20 civilians martyred or injured,” ...
Turkey's ongoing military offensive against a Kurdish militia in Syria's Afrin enclave is showcasing the growing prowess of the Turkish armaments industry. In recent years ... Last year, Erdogan issued a presidential decree putting Turkey's armament industry directly under his control. The government has ...
A White House official says the United States believes it is "extremely unlikely" that Turkey used chemical weapons against Kurds during its military campaign in the Afrin Province of northern Syria. The official said on February 17 that U.S. officials were aware of the reports but had no evidence to confirm ...
As the Turkish military and the Free Syrian Army (FSA) continue their advance in northern Syria, Ankara has been tracing the origin of the weapons used ... Erdoğan said that investigations are ongoing to identify the origin of the weapon that was used in a tank attack last week, killing six Turkish soldiers.
Erdogan also blamed the deaths of Turkish soldiers in Afrin on countries that did not sell Turkey complex weapons, including armed drones. He did not name any countries. Last year, Erdogan took direct control of Turkey's arms industry. The government has invested billions of dollars in the defense ...
The CENTCOM commander stressed that the U.S. increasingly relies on "interoperability" during military operations with its allies, so supplying them with weapons and training is vital in maintaining cooperation. In December, Turkey — one of the U.S.' longstanding NATO allies — officially signed a $2.5 ...

Indiscriminate shellfire by Turkish troops - and to a lesser extent Kurdish forces - has killed scores of civilians in Syria, a human rights group alleges. Amnesty International said it had verified witness testimony from the north-western Kurdish enclave of Afrin that "painted a grim picture". The use of artillery in ...
Video: Assad regime violates UNSC and Russia's ceasefire, shells Eastern GhoutaEastern Ghouta tragedy 'shame of humanity,' says Turkish PMBritain may join US strikes against Syria if chemical weapon use provenAssad regime violates UNSC and Russia ceasefire, shells Eastern Ghouta ...
Tensions between Turkey and the United States soared after the Turkish armed forces entered the northwest Syrian enclave of Afrin on Jan. ... against ISIS, and has supplied them with weapons and military support, and deployed troops in an area near Afrin called Manbij, which also has a YPG presence.
Erdogan also blamed the deaths of Turkish soldiers in Afrin on countries that did not sell Turkey complex weapons, including armed drones. He did not name any countries. Last year, Erdogan took direct control of Turkey's arms industry. The government has invested billions of dollars in the defense ...
A White House official says the United States believes it is "extremely unlikely" that Turkey used chemical weapons against Kurds during its military campaign in the Afrin Province of northern Syria. The official said on February 17 that U.S. officials were aware of the reports but had no evidence to confirm ...
Turkey selected Sikorsky for the utility program in 2011 and signed a preliminary contract in 2014, but the Turkish and U.S. sides had bargained since then over U.S. export licenses for the planned utility helicopter, the T-70 Black Hawk, which will come in two different configurations. The T-70 is the Turkish ...
As the Turkish military and the Free Syrian Army (FSA) continue their advance in northern Syria, Ankara has been tracing the origin of the weapons used ... Erdoğan said that investigations are ongoing to identify the origin of the weapon that was used in a tank attack last week, killing six Turkish soldiers.
Ankara's emphasis on the use of Turkish-made weapons in the Afrin campaign is meant to send out a dual message: to highlight the progress in the Turkish defense industry and give a gleeful response to foreign critics who advocate the halt of arms sales to Turkey or oppose the use of weapons made in ...
But the country has not held back on supplying the world with weapons: It is the globe's fifth-largest arms exporter. .... The countries' leaders have feuded over Germany's large Turkish minority, which includes dissidents, Berlin's criticism over civil rights abuses in Turkey, and German journalists who've ...
But the new focus on Turkish forces marks a major shift in the role of foreign fighters in the conflict. Ankara, which has long fought Kurdish unrest in southeastern Turkey, is determined to prevent the establishment of a Kurdish state at Turkey's border with Syria. It has used military force for decades in the ...
The US and Turkey, both NATO countries and allies for decades, began fighting a proxy war in Syria over the weekend. Turkish jets pummeled US-backed forces in Sryia's north — all while Turkey holds one of the US's most important bases and dozens of US nukes. Turkey targeted the YPG, a Kurdish ...
Turkey sees the YPG and PYD as the Syria affiliates of the PKK terrorist organization, recognized as a terrorist group by the U.S., U.K., EU and Turkey, while the U.S. has provided the group more than 4,500 truckloads of weaponry and armament, in addition to field training. On Saturday, the Turkish military ...
The Turkish military said airstrikes had destroyed 45 targets, including barracks and weapon depots. The YPG says airstrikes have targeted at least 100 locations. But it also claims that resistance has blunted the early stages of the ground offensive. Turkey's Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdag says the ...
At the beginning of December, Turkish defense electronics maker Aselsan announced a delivery of remote controlled turret guns to the Malaysian coast guard. The weapons are being assembled, integrated and tested by Malaysian engineers after a training program provided as part of a technology and ...
Kurdish fighters from the People's Protection Units (YPG) chat with members of U.S. forces in the town of Darbasiya next to the Turkish border, Syria, on April 29, 2017. The YPG formed a main component of the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces, despite it being considered a terrorist organization by ...
BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:40 P.M.) – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan snapped at a French journalist, Friday, after the latter asked whether the claims were true about Ankara supplying arms to jihadist groups inside Syria. In particular, the French journalist asked the Turkish leader about the report ...
Somali State Minister for Defense Mohamed Ali Haga has confirmed to VOA Somali for the first time that the Turkish government has recently supplied weapons to the Somali army. In an interview with VOA Somali, Haga said the Turkish government has equipped a company-sized Somali army unit which ...
Turkey's ongoing military offensive against a Kurdish militia in Syria's Afrin enclave is showcasing the growing prowess of the Turkish armaments industry. In recent years ... Last year, Erdogan issued a presidential decree putting Turkey's armament industry directly under his control. The government has ...
Turkish Armed Forces are using locally-made vehicles, weapons, and ammunition, including howitzers and drones, in Turkey's ongoing Operation Olive ... Another weapon placed on the border is the T-122 Multiple Barrel Rocket Launcher (MRBL), which can be used day or night in all weather conditions.
As a critical election cycle looms next year, alarm is growing in Turkey over individual armament, especially in pro-government quarters where some have ... association had appealed on social media to like-minded “brothers” to “arm themselves in the name of the motherland, the [Turkish] flag and Erdogan.
'Relentless resistance' lines should be set up on the 'Turkey axis' ... Think about the U.S. pouring weapons to all anti-Turkey terrorist organizations in the .... if necessary, nuclear armament, has become an urgency for 2018.
Turkey's alliance with NATO should not be undermined, Turkish ... The general also criticized Turkey's allies who were providing weapons the ...
Turkey's alliance with NATO should not be undermined, Turkish ... that PKK/YPG uses these weapons against Turkish citizens and soldiers.
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu has explained the country's intentions to seek alternatives for US weapon deliveries. ... non-immigrant visa services at US diplomatic facilities in Turkey, with Ankara, in its turn, ...
ISTANBUL, Turkey – A stroll through a bustling underpass in the centre of Istanbul offers the chance to buy a range of everyday goods: cheap ...
Turkish defense industry targeting South Asian markets ... Domestic demand for Turkey's defense products is reaching the saturation point, and ... It also promoted its weapons systems, rockets and missiles, border security ...
ANKARA, Nov. 16 (Xinhua) -- Turkey is looking for alternative sources of defense equipment as the delivery of U.S. weapons delays, Turkish ...
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – Turkey called on the United States to stop ... in a recent attack against Turkish forces in the southeast of Turkey.
Easy access to unlicensed personal weapons in Turkey raising concerns ... an unlicensed weapon is only around 6,000 Turkish Liras, which is ...
The United States has a total of 150 nuclear weapons in five NATO member countries, including Turkey, according to a report on worldwide ...
... in Richmond hears arguments Thursday in the case of a Turkish national convicted of trying to illegally smuggle weapons parts to Turkey.
Spotlight: Turkey's growing rift with West not expected to result in ... and political interests," Faruk Logoglu, a former senior Turkish diplomat, .... The U.S. has been providing weapons to the Kurdish militia for containing Turkey ...
Turkey 'cannot integrate Russian missiles to NATO system, there are consequences' ... to buy similar weapons, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said in ... Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has blamed NATO ...


 

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