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Turkish military in mood of passive resistance against AK Party gov’t

 

 

 

In a democracy, it is normal for a top general to take a leave for holiday or medical reasons, etc.

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Turkish navy outlines 2033 vision

 

 

 

The most important event of the International Defense Industry Fair, organized in Istanbul May 5-8, was the signing of an agreement between Turkey’s Undersecretariat for Defense Industry (SSM) with Turkish Sedef and Spanish Navantia for construction of a $1.2 billion landing platform dock (LPD) that has emerged as the prestige project of the Turkish navy.

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Турецкая разведка вооружала «Исламское государство»

 

 

 

Как сообщает Reuters, ссылаясь на судебные документы и данные турецкой жандармерии, разведка Турции помогала в 2013 и 2014 годах поставлять оружие в районы Сирии, контролируемые повстанцами. Некоторые из этих повстанческих группировок впоследствии присоединились к «Исламскому государству». Турецкие власти обвинения отрицают, называя действия судей и жандармерии попыткой бросить тень на правительство страны.

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Turkey - MK 15 Phalanx CIWS Upgrades

 

 

 

The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Turkey for MK 15 Phalanx CIWS Upgrades and associated equipment, parts and logistical support for an estimated cost of $310 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on 20.05.2015.

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Families of Kumanovo Gunmen Rally in Kosovo

 

 

 

The families of those killed and arrested in Macedonia rallied in Kosovo on Monday (18.05.2015) along with supporters, to protest about the lack of information about the fate of their relatives.

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NATO taps Turkey to counter Russian threat

 

 

 

Turkey’s popular resort Antalya hosted a NATO meeting May 13-14(2015), as 28 allied foreign ministers and senior officials from 50 countries got together in an important step toward revitalizing Turkey’s membership with NATO.

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NATO Holds Door Open for Montenegro

 

 

 

Parliamentarians from 19 NATO member countries and 17 associate parliaments, meeting in Hungary, pledged support for the expansion process, saying NATO must remain open to new members.

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Have US, Turkey found common ground in Syria?

 

 

 

For some weeks now, the Western media have been reporting that Turkey and Saudi Arabia have agreed to support jihadist groups in Syria and that the United States has been unhappy with that agreement.

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Montenegro Urged to Restore Conscript Army

 

 

 

The head of the pro-Serbian NOVA party said growing concerns about security issues in the Balkans suggested that Montenegro needed to bring back compulsory military service.

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Croatian President and Govt Tussle over Army

 

 

 

Croatia's right-wing president and left-wing government are locked in a dispute over who commands the military during peacetime - with experts and former presidents all joining in.

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Крым и Ростовская область получили новые бомбардировщики и истребители

Среди поступившей техники - многофункциональные истребители-бомбардировщики Су-34 и модернизированные истребители Су-27П. На ближайшую перспективу спланировано поступление еще более 40 единиц современных образцов авиационной техники

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Macedonia Violence Touches a Nerve in Unstable Bosnia

 

 

 

Political tensions simmering across Bosnia since an Islamist attack in Zvornik two weeks ago have increased a notch since the more recent violence in nearby Macedonia.

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Romania Urges Common Front Against Cyber Menace

 

 

 

Countries from Central and Eastern Europe need to work with IT leaders in the US on curbing cyber attacks in the region, Prime Minister Ponta tells summit in Bucharest.

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Сърбия e предупредила Македония за нападението

 

 

 

ЕС предупреди, че инцидентът в Куманово не трябва да отклонява вниманието от тежката политическа криза в Скопие

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