Over the past week, Turkey has “eliminated” 112 Kurdish militants in anti-terrorist operations on its territory. This is according to an official statement by the Turkish Ministry of the Interior. The operation, carried out by the army and the gendarmerie, was launched on 15 April. According to the interior ministry, its aim was to disrupt…

Two Turkish soldiers were killed and two others wounded in a mortar attack by Kurdish fighters in the Haftanin region of northern Iran, the Turkish Defense Ministry reported Wednesday evening, saying Ankara had ordered retaliation. Fighters of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), an organization that Ankara considers terrorist, launched an “intimidation attack” against Turkish forces,…

 Turkey has sent nearly 150 vehicles with commandos and ammunition to reinforce its observation posts in Idlib, Syria’s last rebel-held region, Turkish state news agency Anadolu reported on Friday. A Turkish security source emphasised they were only to reinforce the 12 existing posts established under a 2018 deal with Russia to prevent an offensive by…

Turkey will retaliate “in the strongest possible way” in the event of a new attack by the Syrian regime against its forces, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned Tuesday in a meeting with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin, a Damascus supporter. Erdogan said that Ankara “will continue to use its right to self-defense in the strongest…

Turkey will not allow the Syrian regime to gain territory in the northwestern region of Idlib, President Tayyip Erdogan was quoted as saying on Tuesday, a day after eight Turkish personnel were martyred in an attack Ankara blamed on Syrian troops. Earlier, Turkey urged Russia to rein in Syrian regime forces in Idlib, after the…

Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar gave details of Ankara’s response to the Syrian army’s bombing of Idlib. “Strikes were carried out against 54 targets of the [Syrian] regime. According to information received from various sources, 76 members of the regime have been neutralized so far. According to the minister, the Turkish military twice notified their…

Six Turkish soldiers killed by Syrian fire in Idleb Six Turkish soldiers were killed and nine wounded Monday by artillery fire from the Syrian regime in the Idleb region of northwestern Syria, the Turkish Ministry of Defense announced. “Six of our brothers-in-arms fell as martyrs and nine were wounded, including one seriously, by artillery fire…

On Friday 24 January, two former senior military officials – former Deputy Chief of the Turkish General Staff Muharrem Köse and former General Staff Officer Hayrettin Kaldırimçı – were sentenced to life imprisonment in Turkey. According to the television channel Haberturk and the RIA Novosti agency, they were convicted of participating in the coup attempt…

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday that Somalia had invited Turkey to conduct energy drilling and exploration operations in its seas. “We had a proposal from Somalia. They said that Somalia had oil in its seas. [They said] as in Libya, [we] could do the same [drilling operations] in [Somalia],” Erdogan told journalists…

Turkish deputies on Thursday approved a motion allowing President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to send troops to Libya to support the Government of National Unity (GNA), Ankara’s ally in trouble with a powerful rival. According to the president of the Turkish National Assembly Mustafa Sentop, 325 deputies voted in favour and 184 against this text which…