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Turkey mulls prolonging use of aging F-4s to fill F-35 void

Turkey’s defense minister has revealed a plan to postpone the phasing out of the country’s aging F-4 fighter jets to compensate for the country's...

[ANALYSIS] Turkey’s air force dilemma: fighter jets or drones?

Fatih Yurtsever* The Turkish Air Force (TAF) is currently facing a big problem: its F-16 and F-4 fleets are nearing the end of their useful...

New S-400 contract not on Turkey’s agenda: official

A new contract to supply Turkey with additional S-400 air defense units is not on Ankara's agenda, the BBC’s Turkish service reported, citing a...

US officially removes Turkey from F-35 fighter jet program: state-run media

The US Department of Defense has officially notified Ankara of Turkey's removal from the F-35 stealth fighter development and training program due to its...

Erdoğan aide denies Turkey’s plans to adopt ‘Crete model’ for use of S-400s

In remarks that contradicted those of Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar, an aide to President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has said the country does not...

Defense minister says Turkey to use S-400s independent of NATO defense systems

Despite ongoing calls from the United States and its NATO allies urging Turkey not to use a Russian missile defense system, Turkish Defense Minister...

US again urges Turkey not to retain S-400 missile system

The US Defense Department has said there has been no change in the US administration’s policy with respect to Turkey possessing a Russian missile...

Turkey hires US law firm to lobby for reentry to F-35 fighter jet program

Turkey’s state-owned Defense Industry Technologies (SSTEK) has signed a contract worth $750,000 with one of Washington’s most prestigious law firms in an attempt to...

Unable to get a meeting with Biden himself, Erdoğan turns to his defense minister

US President-elect Joe Biden has yet to respond to a request by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan for a meeting that was communicated weeks...

Erdoğan says US sanctions blatant attack on Turkey’s sovereignty

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has slammed the US administration for its decision to sanction NATO ally Turkey over the purchase of a Russian...

Greece says NATO’s ‘hands-off approach’ to Turkey no longer acceptable: report

Greece expects NATO to play its role with regard to Turkish activities in the eastern Mediterranean and the Aegean, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis has...

Turkey’s arms imports fell by 48 pct in last 5 years, says SIPRI report

Turkish arms imports fell by 48 percent between 2015 and 2019 compared to the previous five-year period, an annual report released by the Stockholm International Peace Research...

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