Turkey Military & Defence
Syria is coming. Yes there is more than a real possibility that Turkey will try to annex northern Syria, and that is why we have already mentioned it an article
Turkey is fighting its battles in Syria. Officially, Ankara has faced the PKK, a terrorist group in Turkey. But like Russia and the United States, Turkey is beginning to establish a permanent military base in northern Syria.
A Turkish convoy was attacked by the terrorist group Sariat Ansar Abu Baker al-Siddiq on April 8th in Idlib province, BulgarianMilitary.com has learned, citing field sources and a statement from the group itself.
To reach the Black Sea from the Mediterranean, a ship must take the Dardanelles strait, then that of the Bosphorus, where free navigation is guaranteed by the Montreux Convention, signed in 1936. This text, however, sets conditions for military vessels.
The Turkish defense industry announced that the local engine's tests that will power their next-generation Altay tank would begin in April this year. According to Daily Sabah, the engine is currently on a test bench.
A meeting between Turkish and U.S. diplomats took place during the NATO meeting. The main topic of talks between Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu and U.S. Secretary of State Anthony Blinken was purchasing S-400 air defense systems from Ankara.
The LHD class "Anadolu" (Landing Helicopter Dock) is the first ship built in Turkey to be capable of carrying combat aircraft, learned BulgarianMilitary.com citing Defence24.
Turkish MP Murat Baibatur told his country's parliament that Turkey is negotiating the purchase and delivery of the second batch of Russian S-400 anti-aircraft missile systems. "Turkey is an independent state and does not want permission from the United States or others," he said.
In its official Twitter account, the Turkish Defense Ministry said two rockets fired from Syrian territory had landed in the Turkish province of Kilis. The region locates on the border between Turkey and Syria.
A source from the Turkish military-industrial complex did not confirm RIA Novosti's media reports about the delivery to Ukraine of at least 30 Bayraktar TB2 attack drones. According to military experts, these drones could be located in the area of the demarcation zone in Donbas, learned BulgarianMilitary.com.
Will Turkey get access to Russia's most critical military-technical secrets? And why is Ankara teasing Moscow at all with the possibility of concluding a new and costly contract for military equipment purchase?
The Russian army has carried out the most potent attack in the Turkish-occupied areas in Syria, BulgarianMilitary.com has learned, citing several field sources.
After the failed 2020 for the Turkish Altay project (the main battle tank of the Turkish army), the beginning of 2021 is promising. Turkey is in talks with South Koreans to supply engines to power the tank.
The Russian military has managed to "capture" Turkish armored vehicles and begin its vulnerability research, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, citing several Syria sources.
The United States and Turkey will continue to work together to promote common interests in Syria, State Department spokesman Ned Price said at a briefing on March 2, learned BulgarianMilitary.com.
Baykar Defence CEO Haluk Bayraktar claims that Russian e-war systems cannot handle Turkish Bayraktar TB2 drones, learned BulgarianMilitary.com citing Russian newspaper Vzglyad.
Russia has again stated its readiness to start negotiations with Turkey for the production and supply of 4 ++ and fifth-generation fighters .
According to Russian media, the transfer took place on February 19th, citing a source from Russia's Defense Ministry. However, it is still unclear what type of fighter models had transferred to the Russian base in the Arab Republic.
Russian media are heavily circulating the version that the Turkish military is involved in the air attack on the Russian airbase in the region of Latakia, Syria - Khmeimim, BulgarianMilitary.com has learned, citing several Russian sources.
According to Russian authors, Ankara is ready to abandon Russia's S-400 air defense systems and resume negotiations with Washington to purchase US Patriot air defense systems and fifth-generation F-35 fighters, respectively.
The Russians say USS Donald Cook will participate in them on an equal footing with Russia's S-400 air defense system, purchased by Turkey last year. Russian journalists expressed this opinion in the Aviapro news agency.
In recent weeks, US President Joe Biden's administration has revoked dozens of decrees and decisions of the previous administration. This is not the case with Turkey and its exclusion from the program for a multi-purpose stealth fighter of the fifth-generation F-35.
Turkey has consulted with the British government on the purchase of a new or used aircraft carrier. Still, the talks have not yielded results, writes the Turkish English-language daily Daily Sabah
At this stage, Ankara has no clear idea of which aircraft will build the Turkish fleet of next-generation fighters. That is why the Turkish government has decided to extend the existing F-16 Block 30 fighters' service life.
Military experts and analysts, mostly Russians, believe Ankara could acquire Russian 4 ++ Su-57 fighters by mid-2024. BulgarianMilitary.com learned this based on an analytical comment from the Russian media Aviapro.
At the Turkish STM shipyard, a ceremony was held for the Istanbul-class ship's launch - the first missile frigate built in Turkey - and the keel's laying under the third Jinnah-type frigate, the Pakistani Navy, learned BulgarianMilitatary.com citing Defence24
More than a hundred servicemen from Russia and Turkey will monitor the ceasefire in Nagorno-Karabakh around the clock in real-time, learned BulgarianMilitary.com citing Izvestia.
A successful test of a torpedo fired by the Turkish submarine TCG Gür S-357 had carried out on January 25th. The torpedo is called AKYA and is entirely Turkish made.
The Turkish publication Haber 7 published an interesting article claiming that the Bulgarian government is interested in purchasing at least six Bayraktar TB2 attacking drones.
Lebanese news agency AMN reports that the Turkish Ministry of Defense launched two new operations in Syria. They will be held along the Turkish-Syrian border
The Turks presented an updated version of Turkey's main Leopard 2A4 battle tank to the Turkish Defense Minister during a Turkish armored vehicle plant visit. The tank is a hybrid between the German Leopard and the Turkish Altay.
New Turkish artillery attacks took place on Tuesday, January 19, in northern Syria, BulgarianMilitary.com has learned, citing the Lebanese news agency AMN.
Moscow has decided to send approximately 300 of its troops to the northern part of Syria. The soldiers have been sent to assist the monitoring centers.
Russia's Interfax news agency reports that Turkey and Russia are preparing a meeting in late January to discuss several issues, including new deliveries of S-400 anti-aircraft missile systems.
The Turkish government has once again talked about fighter jets and anti-aircraft missile systems. Hulusi Akar, the Minister of Defense of the Republic of Turkey, answered several journalistic questions related to the country's defense
The head of the Turkish administration of the defense industry, Ismail Demir, announced that the Russian S-400 air defense systems are fully operational, learned BulgarianMilitary.com
Joe Biden's declarations on foreign policy, supporting democracy in the world, and opposing authoritarian tendencies are certainly not enthusiastic about Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Russian agency reported yesterday, January 9, that Russian aerospace forces had carried out airstrikes and destroyed a convoy of oil tankers destined for Turkey
Ankara could deploy Turkish drones and F-16s in Karabakh. The Turkish media circulated similar information after a speech by Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev.
In 2020, Russia and Turkey faced direct or indirect military conflict more than once. This fact seems to give a reason in the United States to think that in 2021 a military conflict between the two countries is possible.
A Turkish artillery and missile attack was carried out on January 4th by Erdogan's troops in northern Syria, Aleppo province, learned BulgarianMilitary.com
Turkey is against US, but is working with Russia and Iran, according to a report by Seth J. Franzman in Jerusalem post, published this Sunday , Learned BulgarianMilitary.com.
For almost two years now, Turkish S-400 anti-missile systems have been the apple of military strife between Turkey and Washington. At the end of 2020, the United States and Turkey will sit at the negotiating table on the same issue.
The Turkish arms industry has exported various types of military equipment to Tunisia with a total value of USD 150 million. Among them, there are several models of armored cars and unmanned aerial vehicles
Military means against Turkey is an acceptable option for the Greeks is the final conclusion of a local Greek poll, learned BulgarianMilitary.com citing Pentapostagma.
NATO 'spear' is Turkey. From January 1, 2021, the Turkish armed forces will take over from Poland an annual duty as a framework state in the land component of the so-called NATO spearheads
Kyiv has agreed with Ankara on the release of Turkish Bayraktar on the territory of Ukraine. It is these drones that are considered the main winners of the recent Karabakh war.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan commented for the first time on Washington's sanctions regarding the purchase of Russian S-400 air defense missile systems, learned BulgarianMilitary.com.
Today, US officially imposed sanctions on Ankara for the purchase of Russian S-400 anti-aircraft systems, learned BulgarianMilitary.com citing several sources, including Reuters.
The conflict in Syria continues, albeit not on the scale it has in recent years. Russian and Turkish forces continue to patrol but are under attack almost daily. In the last 48 hours, the Turkish military has lost its counterparts to bomb blasts