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After Russian S-400, Turkey will buy S-500 missile system and its technology

ANAKRA, (BM) - One of the world's leading defense industry magazines, Defense News, has dedicated its article to the recent rapprochement between Turkey and Russia. REPORT: Turkey announced transfer of S-400’s technology with Russia REPORT: NATO – to the Middle East, Russia – to the Mediterranean. Where is Turkey? Turkish officials in

Turkey banned the US from using the Incirlik base to attack Iran

ANKARA, (BM) - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has banned the United States from using the Incirlik airbase in the event that the United States begins to strike on the territory of the Islamic Republic of Iran, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Regnum. Read more: Bad news for US – Turkey may close two military bases where U.S.

Turkish firms associated with the production of F-35, want to move to Bulgaria

SOFIA, (BM) - Turkish firms participating in the F-35 fighter production program want to move to Bulgaria, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. In an effort to avoid US sanctions, several Turkish firms that produce 937 parts for fifth-generation fighters are already inspecting sites in Bulgaria, according to BNR. Read more: Military and defense

US Senate Committee approves sanctions against Turkey over S-400’s purchase

WASHINGTON, (BM) - On Wednesday, members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee of the Senate voted to adopt a package of sanctions against Turkey over Ankara’s operation in northeastern Syria and the purchase of Russian S-400 air defense systems, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, according senior committee democrat Robert Menendez statement.

Turkey will not abandon S-400 defence systems to buy US’ Patriot

ANKARA, (BM) - Ankara will not abandon the Russian S-400 air defence systems in order to buy American Patriot anti-aircraft missile systems, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, according Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan statement. Read more: Russia has built compatible batteries of Turkish S-400 with NATO hardware The Turkish president

Russia has built compatible batteries of Turkish S-400 with NATO hardware

MOSCOW, (BM) - Turkey’s acquisition of the Russian S-400 surface to air missile system has led to serious questions particularly from other members of NATO alliance regarding the compatibility of the platform with the alliance’s military hardware, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: ‘If Turkey Does Not Get the F-35, We’ll Looking for

A car bomb exploded near a Turkish military convoy in Syria

DAMASCUS, (BM) - An explosion of a car bomb during the passage of a Turkish military convoy in northern Syria has caused casualties, the Syrian Human Rights Watch Center reported, quoted by France Press, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: Turkey Has Blamed the Kurds for Tensions Over the Past 24 Hours The non-governmental monitoring

Turkey is studying in detail the characteristics of the Russian Su-35 fighter jet

ANKARA, (BM) - Ankara is carefully studying the tactical and technical characteristics of Russian Su-35 fighters, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Nezavisimaya Gazeta. Read more: ‘If Turkey Does Not Get the F-35, We’ll Looking for Alternatives’, the Turkish Foreign Minister Said This was stated by the Head of the Republic’s Defense

Eastern Europe and NATO are ‘Hostages’ of Turkish Anti-PKK Policy

BRUSSELS, (BM) - Turkish authorities refuse to support NATO’s plan to protect the Baltic states and Poland from the “Russian threat” until the Alliance gives political support to Ankara in its operations against members of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) in northeastern Syria, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Nezavisimaya Gazeta. Read

Joint testing of F-16 fighter jet and S-400 defense system near Ankara (video)

ANKARA, (BM) - Video materials appeared on the network showing the testing of the S-400 anti-aircraft missile system in Turkey. We are talking about a complex that was partially acquired from Russia with the funds allocated by Moscow. The deal has been and remains a complaint from the United States. Read more: Turkey and the US Discussed the

Turkey Will Use Its S-400 Missile Defense Systems, Minister Said

ANKARA, (BM) - Turkey will use the S-400 anti-aircraft missile systems purchased by Russia and they will function to guarantee national territorial security, Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar told reporters, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. According to the Turkish Defense Minister, Turkish troops are currently learning how to operate and use

The Turkish Fifth Generation Fighter Program Might Have a New Tech-Partner

DUBAI, (BM) - Russia is ready to take part in developing Turkish fighter jets of 4++ and fifth-generation and offer its technologies, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, according the Head of Russia’s Federal Service for Military and Technical Cooperation Dmitry Shugayev statement on Sunday. Read more: Turkey to Display Its Own 5th Gen Stealth

Bad News for Russia: Turkey Will Help US Study S-400`s Impact on F-35 Fighters Jets

PANAGYURISHTE, (BM) - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan announced at a meeting with US President Donald Trump that Turkey has no intention of giving up Russia's S-400 air defense systems. We remind you that Turkey purchased these systems and the first deliveries began in the middle of this year, continuing until the end of the next.

Turkish Airstrikes Neutralized Six Terrorists in Iraq

ANKARA, (BM) - Turkish fighter jets have “neutralized” six PKK terrorists in an operation in northern Iraq, learned bulgarianMilitary.com, qccording the Turkish National Defense Ministry statement. Turkish authorities often use the word "neutralized" to imply the terrorists in question surrendered or were killed or captured. Read more:

Turkey Has Blamed the Kurds for Tensions Over the Past 24 Hours

ANKARA, (BM) - According to the Turkish Ministry of Defense, Kurds in northern Syria have violated the ceasefire in the last 24 hours by 16 times, BulgarianMilitary.com has learned, quoting FOCUS News Agency. Read more: Bashar Hafez al-Assad: ‘The War in Syria is Dangerous for Europe "While the Turkish armed forces demonstrate full

Russia Provides Military Assistance to Terrorists, a Newspaper Reports

ANKARA, (BM) - Russia provides military assistance to the Kurds from the militias of the People’s Self-Defense Forces (SNA or YPG), which are the military wing of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) banned in Turkey, supplying them weapon and ammunition, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Topwar. Read more: A Russia’s Su-57 Has Been

Turkish Air Strikes in Iraq – Five PKK Members Have Been Killed

ANKARA, (BM) - The Turkish armed forces have wiped out five members of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) as a result of an airstrike on their positions in northern Iraq, Turkey’s Ministry of National Defense said in a statement on Tuesday, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: Turkish Fighting Vehicles Have Been Destroyed in Syria by SDF

Second Batch of Russian S-400 Missile Defense Systems to Turkey May Be Delayed

MOSCOW, (BM) - Delivery of a second batch of Russian S-400 missile defense systems to Turkey may be delayed beyond a planned 2020 timeline by talks on technology sharing and joint production, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, according the head of Turkey's Defence Industry Directorate statement on Monday. NATO allies Turkey and the United States

Turkish Fighting Vehicles Have Been Destroyed in Syria by SDF (Video)

DAMASCUS, (BM) - The forces of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), consisting of Kurdish formations, destroyed ATGM two ACV-15 infantry fighting vehicles in the areas of the settlements of Mahmoudiya and Tel Tamr, learned BulgarianMilitary, quoting Topwar. The military equipment belonged to the Turkish army or militants controlled by Ankara.

China, India, Turkey, Algeria and Myanmar as a potential Buyers of Russia’s Su-57

MOSCOW, (BM) - US media outlet The National Interest, which focuses on the global defence industry, has come up with a short list of five nations that are more likely to buy Russia’s fifth-generation fighter jet, the Su-57, as the aircraft is about to be delivered to the Russian Air Force, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: Turkey Has

Turkey is a Partner of F-35 Program and Not Going to Buy Russian Su-35, Minister Said

ANKARA, (BM) - Turkey’s National Defense Minister Hulusi Akar on Tuesday refuted media reports about Ankara’s plans to buy Russian Su-35 fighter jets, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. "Reports that Turkey will buy Su-35 fighter jets are not true. We are partners on the F-35 project . We want our rights to be granted," the Haberler news portal

Turkish Defence Industry Has Began Work on Own Submarine

ANKARA, (BM) - Turkey intends to develop its own diesel-electric submarine, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Topwar and Defense News. As transmits "NPlus1" citing Defense News, the country's defense industry has already begun work on this topic. Read more: Submarine “Warsaw” and Club-S Cruise Missiles Might be Security Threat for Europe

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

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