Contents tagged with turkey

  • Erdogan complains to Putin about Assad

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan warned Russian President Vladimir Putin that the fighting in Idlib threatens Turkey's national security, reports Anadolu News Agency.

    The Turkish president noted that the escalation of the conflict in Idlib also undermines the possibility of a peaceful settlement. In his opinion, the actions of Assad’s army lead to a humanitarian disaster. Erdogan and Putin also discussed the Russian-Turkish relations and the situation in Libya.

    Earlier, it became known …

  • Secret Syrian deal between Russia and Turkey uncovered

    Russia and Turkey have signed secret agreements regarding Syria. Confirmation of this was given in Turkish parliament, reports the Russian news outlet Rambler.ru. Ünal Çeviköz, vice president of the primary opposition force in the country – the Republican People’s Party – has obtained documents confirming that closed-door agreements have been signed between the countries. Moscow has supposedly agreed to allow forces loyal to Turkey to attack the Kurdish armed groups.

    Çeviköz managed to get …

  • Documents showing Turkey’s plans to join Russian SWIFT alternative found in dump near Moscow

    In July, Russia and Turkey held urgent negotiations on the possibility of connecting Turkish companies and banks to the Bank of Russia’s System for Transfer of Financial Messages (SPFS), an alternative to the internationally used SWIFT system.

    On Monday, the Telegram channel Baza published photos of documents found at a dump near Moscow, one of which mentions nogatiations conducted by the Russian Finance Ministry to organize payments in national currencies, including support for the Russian “ …

  • Russia and Turkey nearly start a war in Syrian airspace

    Russian Su-35S fighters may have intercepted Turkish F-16s and forced the Turkish pilots to leave Syrian airspace. Al-Masdar News reports that the F-16s were 30-40 kilometers into Syrian airspace in the Idlib region, after which they returned to Turkish airspace.

    The fact that Turkish fighters entered Syrian airspace and yet returned so quickly could indicate that the F-16 pilots received a warning from the Russian Aerospace Forces, or detected the incoming Russian aircraft on their radars, Al- …

  • Ukraine and Turkey intend to create next-generation combat drone

    The  next-generation combat unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) Akinci will be one of the first projects of the joint venture created by the Ukrainian state-owned company Ukrspecexport, and the Turkish Baykar Defense company, reports the press-service of the Ukrainian national defense concern Ukroboronprom.

    "The project is executed through the cooperation of the largest defense companies of Ukraine and Turkey", - said the General Director of the concern Pavlo Bukin.

    According to Ukroboronprom, the …

  • Turkish army held up by Russian Air Forces near the Syrian city of Khan Shaykhun

    A Turkish military convoy at Maarat al-Numan, Syria, has been unable to move further south due to an operation being carried out by the Russian Aerospace Forces on the international road to Khan Shaykhun, a Syria TV correspondent reported. The Turkish troops were reportedly banned from using any military transport in this region.

    The channel’s sources say that the Turkish military convoy is trying to establish a new observation point near the city of Khan Shaykhun in order to take control of …

  • Turkey considers buying Su-35 fighters from Russia

    After purchasing S-400 “Triumph” aerial defense systems from Russia, Ankara is now investigating the possibility of buying Russian Su-35 fighters for the Turkish Air Force now that Turkey’s membership in the American F-35 program has been suspended, the Turkish news outlet Yeni Safak writes.

    According to the news outlet’s sources, the military officials responsible for rearming the Turkish Air Force have asked the Defense Ministry to consider Russia’s offer to sell Turkey Su-35s. If the …

  • Ukraine and Turkey establish joint arms production company

    Ukraine and Turkey have established a joint corporation for producing precision weaponry and aerospace technologies, the National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) of Ukraine reports.

    In particular, a contract has been signed between Ukraine’s UkrSpetsExport and Turkey’s Baykar Defence.

    The primary purpose of the joint enterprise is to unify the capabilities of the two countries’ defense industries in order to serially produce new, modern weapons for their armies.

    “One of the first …

  • Turkey refuses to recognize the annexation of Crimea by Russia

    During a meeting with the Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, Turkish President Recep Erdoğan said that Turkey has no plans to recognize the annexation of Crimea to Russia, reports RIA Novosti news agency.

    Erdoğan assured that Ankara will always support the independence of Ukraine and "will never recognize the annexation of Crimea." Also, the Turkish President promised to protect the rights of the Crimean Tatars.

    Earlier, the representative of the President of Ukraine in the Autonomous …

  • Ukrainian President Zelensky to meet with Erdogan and Patriarch Bartholomew in Turkey

    Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky will visit Turkey on August 7-8, reports the website of the Ukrainian President.

    During the visit, Zelensky will meet with Turkish President Recep Erdoğan in Ankara, as well as representatives of the Ukrainian and Crimean Tatar communities.

    Zelensky will also meet with Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I in Istanbul.

    In April, the Ukrainian President and his family said that they spent in Turkey "their first weekend in the last four months."