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Turkey Prepares to Replace the F-35 with Another Fifth-Generation Aircraft

ISTAMBUL, (BM) - If the United States completely refuses to sell fifth-generation fighter aircraft F-35, Turkey will take advantage of alternative proposals for the purchase of aircraft, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Topwar. According to the Turkish leader, Ankara is receiving proposals for the supply of modern military aircraft

The U.S. is Considering to Remove Nuclear Weapons from Turkish Incirlik Air Base

WASHINGTON, (BM) - US officials met in recent days to review plans to remove some 50 nuclear weapons housed under American control at the Incirlik Air Base in Turkey amid growing tensions with Ankara, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, according The New York Times report. US President Donald Trump said Monday he would issue new sanctions against

Video of Turkish Drone Hitting YPG/PKK With Pinpoint Accuracy

ANKARA, (BM) - Turkish Armed Forces (TSK) struck YPG/PKK terrorists who plan to target civilian settlements in Turkey's southern borders, the National Defense Ministry said on Monday, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. The ministry said on Twitter the "baby killer" YPG/PKK terrorists were replenishing ammunition to target civilian settlements in

Turkish Planes Have Been Able to Attack Kurds Without Facing Serious Opposition

WASHINGTON, (BM) - Turkish warplanes pummeled Kurdish-held towns as Turkish ground troops streamed across the Syria-Turkey border on Oct. 9, 2019, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. The air raids, artillery bombardment and other attacks killed at least 23 Kurdish fighters from the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces as well as nine civilians, the

Turkey Has Developed and Tested Its Own Combat Laser System

ANKARA, (BM) - In Turkey, acceptance tests of the promising combat laser installation ARMOL, designed to combat drones, have passed, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. According to Jane's, the issue of accepting the installation of the Turkish army is currently being considered. Read more: Russia and Turkey Continue Talks About Possible Su-35

Two Sources Confirm Turkish Airstrikes Have Begun

ANKARA, (BM) - Two sources confirm Turkish Airstrike in Syria nave begun, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. The Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said: 'Turkish troops, Syrian National Army begin Operation Peace Spring in northern Syria against PKK/YPG, Daesh terrorists' 'Turkey's aim is to eliminate terror corridor in southern border, to

Turkey Has Started Airstrike in Syria Against Kurds

ANKARA, (BM) - Videos circulating on social media appear to show Turkish forces targeting Kurdish troops near Syria’s border with Iraq with airstrikes, just hours after the US announced it would be pulling out of the region, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: Turkish Attack in Syria is Coming; Russian Fleet Practice Anti-Submarine

Syrian Kurds: Turkey to Prepare for a War

DAMASCUS, (BM) - Representatives of Kurdish armed groups in Syria responded to statements by the Turkish president about their readiness to launch a military operation on the eastern bank of the Euphrates in northern Syria, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: War in Syria: Turkish Special Forces Was Defeated by ‘Diverse Forces’,

Russia and Turkey Continue Talks About Possible Su-35 Sale

MOSCOW, (BM) - Russia and Turkey are holding talks about the possible sale of Sukhoi Su-35 fighter jets, the head of Federal Service of Military-Technical Cooperation Dmitry Shugaev said in an interview with Russia’s RIA news agency, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: If Turkey Wants Su-35, Russia is Ready to Discuss the Purchase and

According Turkey, US Supports Terrorist PKK/YPG in Syria with 200 Trucks

ANKARA, (BM) - The U.S. delivered logistical support with about 200 trucks from Iraq to the regions in Syria occupied by terrorist organization YPG/PKK, learned BulgarinMilitary.com, quoting Yeni Safak. The trucks passed Semelka crossing on Syria-Iraq border on Saturday night, said the source, who asked not to be named due to restrictions on

Ukraine Develops Sensitive Defence Technologies with Turkey

ANKARA, (BM) - A seemingly lucrative defense architecture is flourishing on both shores of the Black Sea as neighbors Turkey and Ukraine vigorously cultivate procurement relations, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Defense News. Most recently, state-controlled Ukrainian company Ukrspecexport and privately owned Turkish drone specialist

Talks are Underway on New State-of-the-Art Weapons Between Turkey and Russia

MOSCOW, (BM) - Russia and Turkey are in talks on supplies of new state-of-the-art weapons, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Monday after talks with his Turksih and Iranian counterparts, Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Rassan Rouhani, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Defence 360 Europe. Read more: Russia and India Discuss Production of

A Terrorist Attack with Improvised Explosives in Southeastern Turkey

ANKARA, (BM) - At least four civilians were martyred and 13 others seriously injured Thursday when the PKK terrorists targeted a vehicle carrying forest workers in southeastern Turkey, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, according local governorate statement. Read more: PKK Terrorists Were Neutralized in an Air-Backed Operation in South-East Turkey

Turkey`s Otokar Unveils Tulpar and Cobra Armored Vehicles at DSEi, London

LONDON, (BM) - Otokar, a Koç Group company, will participate in the 20th edition of DSEI on 10-13 September 2019 in London, UK, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Defence 360 Europe. Otokar, which offers solutions with transfer of technology and local manufacturing models for land system requirements of its customers, exhibits TULPAR

Turkey Has Successfully Test-Fired Its First Cruise Missile

ANKARA, (BM) - Turkey has successfully test-fired its first cruise missile with a warhead capable of penetrating a concrete bunker, according to Turkey’s industry and technology minister, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Defence 360 Europe. Read more: Russia Launched a Moskit Cruise Missile During the Exercise in East Sea (Video)

U.S Allows Turkey to Rejoin the F-35 Program Under Certain Conditions

WASHINGTON, (BM) - The Pentagon would consider allowing Turkey to rejoin the F-35 program only if the Russian-made S-400 air defense system is completely removed from Turkish soil, meaning the government in Ankara could not simply keep the systems deactivated in warehouses, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Defense 360 U.S. Read more:

Erdogan Said His Country May Buy Russian-Made Su-35 and Su-57 Fighter Jets

MOSCOW, (BM) - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said his country may buy Russian-made Su-35 and Su-57 fighter jets instead of US-made F-35 fighters, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Defence 360 Europe. “Why not? We did not come here for nothing,” Erdogan said when asked whether Turkey was considering Russian-made fighter jets as

Turkey is Looking for New Fighter Jets and Considers Buying Russian Su-35

ANKARA, (BM) - The Turkish government is considering Russia's proposal to purchase a batch of Su-35 fighter jets, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting News.ru. According to the Yeni Safak newspaper, Turkish authorities asked all the relevant departments to evaluate the Russian proposal. The negotiations with Russia will star if the positive

PKK Terrorists Were Neutralized in an Air-Backed Operation in South-East Turkey

ANKARA, (BM) - At least three PKK terrorists have been neutralized in southeastern Turkey, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, according Turkish MoD. Hakkari bölgesinde icra edilen hava destekli operasyonda üç PKK’lı bölücü terörist etkisiz hale getirildi.#MSB #TSK— T.C. Millî Savunma Bakanlığı (@tcsavunma) August 8, 2019 The separatist

If Turkey Wants Su-35, Russia is Ready to Discuss the Purchase and Delivery

MOSCOW, (BM) - Russia’s Rostec state corporation is ready to supply Su-35 fighter jets to Turkey if Ankara expresses an interest in their purchase, Rostec chief Sergei Chemezov stated on Thursday, learned Bulgarianmilitary.com, quoting TASS. "If our Turkish colleagues express an interest, we are ready to discuss the deliveries of Su-35," the

Turkey as a NATO Member is Much More Than S-400, Jens Stoltenberg Said

ASPEN, (BM) - NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg on Wednesday sought to downplay the disagreement between Turkey and NATO over Ankara’s decision to purchase a Russian-made missile defense system, insisting that the fracture does not suggest Turkey is turning away from the west and towards Russia, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Defense

The First Shipment of a Russian Missile Defense System Has Arrived in Turkey

ANKARA, (BM) - The first shipment of a Russian missile defense system has arrived in Turkey, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Military Times. A Defense Ministry statement said "the first group of equipment" of the S-400 air defense systems has reached the Murted Air Base near the capital, Ankara. The delivery of parts of the system will

The Delivery of S-400 for Turkey is Underway, Erdogan Said

ANKARA, (BM) - Preparations continue to dispatch Russian-made S-400 air defense missile system to Turkey and an operation to load them onto a transport plane is underway, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting TASS. "The preparations for the dispatch of S-400 system continue. The loading is underway. There are agreed dates for S-400

The Turkey’s Purchase of S-400 Concerns Only Ankara and Washington, but Not NATO

ANKARA, (BM) - Permanent Representative of Turkey to NATO Basat Ozturk said that the problems related to the Turkey's acquisition of the Russian S-400 air-defence systems were a matter of the bilateral relations between Turkey and the United States, and not with the North Atlantic Alliance, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. “S-400 is not a NATO

Turkey to Display Its Own 5th Gen Stealth Fighter Jet at the Paris for First Time

PARIS, (BM) - Turkish Aerospace, a company that builds significant parts for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, announces that at Paris Air Show it will show off a full-scale model of a new fighter jet its building, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, according comapny`s statement. Read more: The U.S. Offer to Sell Patriot Missiles Was Not As Good As

Turkish Jets Violated Greek National Airspace 99 Times on Tuesday – GEETHA

ATHENS, (BM) - In what is seen as a response to an ongoing annual exercise by the Hellenic Navy in the Aegean, Turkish jets violated Greek national airspace 99 times on Tuesday, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting e-Kathemirini and according the Hellenic National Defense General Staff (GEETHA) statement. Forty-six of those violations were

Kurdish Militants Were Killed in Syria by Turkey`s Military Forces

ANKARA, (BulgarianMilitary.com) - Turkey killed 10 Kurdish militants in Syria’s Tel Rifaat region on Sunday in retaliation for an attack that killed a Turkish soldier, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, according the Turkish Defence Ministry statement. Read more: Israel intends to take care of the “Syrian Problem” by itself due the US`s decision to

Turkey Has Launched a “Claw Operation” Against PKK Targets in Northern Iraq (Video)

ANKARA (BGM) - The Turkish military has launched a counter-terrorism operation against PKK targets in northern Iraq’s Hakurk region, according to the Defense Ministry, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Hurriyet. Called “Operation Claw,” the offensive started in the afternoon on May 27 with artillery salvos and airstrikes, the ministry said

Turkey: They Can Not Kick Us Out of the F-35 Program

ANKARA (BGM) - Tensions have escalated between two NATO allies after Washington gave Ankara two weeks to decide on its S-400 deal with Russia, threatening to remove the country from the F-35 program, as we (BGN) reported this month. Read more: The United States Has Given Turkey Two Weeks to Abandon the Russian S-400 Missile Systems The US

Turkey Is Ready for S-400 Delivery

ANKARA, Turkey (BulgarianMilitary.com) - Ankara is ready to accept the delivery of S-400 missile systems as soon as Russia is ready to deliver them, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu stated on Friday, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: Turkish Servicemen Will Start Training In Russia to Operate S-400 Missile Defence System

America Wants Sanctions Against Turkey If It Buys the Russian S-400 System

WASHINGTON, the U.S. (BulgarianMilitary.com) - A group of US congressmen, representing the Democrats and Republicans, presented a resolution calling on several committees of the US House of Representatives for “full implementation of sanctions” against Turkey under the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA), and for

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