Category: MURAT YETKİN
Gen. Joseph Dunford, the chairman of the U.S. Joint Staff, made a public appearance at the Brookings Institution in Washington DC on Feb. 23, just a few days before the presentation of a new plan by the U.S. security apparatus to President Donald Trump about a new plan to fight the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL), or DAESH, that involves military operations to take Raqqa in Syria and Mosul in Iraq from their hands.
Category: CANSU ÇAMLIBEL
Last week marked quite a surge in diplomatic traffic between Turkish and American high-level officials. Turkish Defense Minister Fikri Işik met Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis on the sidelines of the NATO Defense Ministerial Meeting in Brussels.
Turkish Defense Minister Fikri Işık announced on Feb. 23 that the Syrian town of al-Bab had been largely captured from the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL), or DEASH, by Turkish-backed Free Syria Army (FSA) forces during the Euphrates Shield operation, as a new round of talks were set to start in Geneva for the political future of the war-torn country.
More than 130 Turkish diplomatic passport holders, soldiers and their family members have sought refuge in Germany since the July 15, 2016 failed coup attempt, according to German government data in documents seen by Agence France-Presse on Feb. 24.
Deputy Prime Minister Veysi Kaynak said on Feb. 23 that Turkey would not grant Syrians citizenship before the April 16 referendum on constitutional amendments.
Russia’s S-400 long-range air defense missile systems stood as the most possible to purchase among many others for Turkey’s long-range anti-missile shield, Turkish Defense Minister Fikri Işık has said.
Germany is to increase its army by 5,000 soldiers, the Defense Ministry said on Feb. 21, bringing the total to 198,000 in 2024, at a time when U.S. pressure is mounting on European NATO members to raise military spending.
The only way to jumpstart stalled Turkey-EU ties is to hold a high-level summit between the two parties, Turkish EU Minister Ömer Çelik has said, suggesting that it should occur in the first half of 2017 and produce concrete results in Turkey’s accession process, as well as a visa exemption to Turkish nationals.
Iran must appreciate Turkey’s efforts in its struggle against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) instead of criticizing it, Turkish Presidential Spokesperson İbrahim Kalın said
Category: SELİN NASİ
The Munich Security Conference (MSC), one of the world’s most prestigious geopolitical gatherings, convened from Feb. 17 to 19.
The official report of this year’s 53th Munich Security Conference on Feb. 17-19 was titled “Post-Truth, Post-West, Post-Order?”
A Montenegrin prosecutor said on Feb. 19 that some “Russian state bodies” were involved in a coup attempt during October’s election last year, with the aim of stopping the Balkan country from joining NATO
U.S. Vice President Mike Pence assured the European Union in Brussels on Feb. 20 that the Trump administration will develop their cooperation in trade and security and backs the EU as a partner in its own right
Turkey’s views on Syria are being listened to thanks to the ongoing Euphrates Shield Operation, Turkish Defense Minister Fikri Işık has said, adding that the Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party’s (PYD) plan to unite its cantons have been prevented
A mass production agreement for Turkey’s first locally designed and produced assault rifle has been signed with a local company, the Defense Industries Undersecretariat has said
Before the official opening of the Munich Security Conference on Feb. 17, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg answered reporters’ questions in a press conference.
Category: GÜVEN SAK
President Donald Trump has entered our lives like an asteroid entering the stratosphere.
U.S. Vice President Mike Pence sought on Feb. 18 to assure Europe that the United States will back NATO even as it looks for new ways to cooperate with Russia , but was greeted by muted applause by European allies unnerved by U.S. President Donald Trump.
Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım is scheduled to visit European Union term president Malta and then head to Germany to attend the Munich Security Summit, where he will meet with U.S. Vice President Mike Pence
Category: AKİF BEKİ
The New York Times has reported that İlnur Çevik, the chief advisor to President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, “suggested that Turkey might tolerate some kind of Kurdish entity in northeastern Syria.”
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