Category Archives: Turkey

US F-16 shoots down Turkish Anka-S drone in Syria

WASHINGTON/ANKARA, Oct 5 (Reuters) – The United States on Thursday shot down an armed Turkish drone that was operating near its troops in Syria, U.S. officials said, the first time Washington has brought down an aircraft of NATO ally Turkey. … Continue reading

Posted in Current Affairs, Syria, TTG, Turkey | 8 Comments

Armenia and Azerbaijan: the next big thing

In 2022, Armenia and Azerbaijan started talks on a peace agreement that would formally delimit their mutual border, renounce territorial claims against each other, reestablish diplomatic relations, and rebuild transport links that have been broken for more than three decades. … Continue reading

Posted in Iran, The Caucuses, TTG, Turkey | 12 Comments

The New Drone Wars Revisited

Comment: This is a blast from the past, from 29 October 2020 to be exact. I talked about the rise of the Turkish T2B Bayraktar drones in Syria, Libya and Azerbaijan and wondered what this will mean for the future … Continue reading

Posted in The Military Art, TTG, Turkey, weapons | 4 Comments

US remains focused on working with SDF to defeat ISIS in Syria – Pentagon

QAMISHLI, Syria (North Press) – Spokesperson of the US Department of Defense stated on Tuesday that Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve (CJTF-OIR) is monitoring the situation in northeast Syria and remains focused on working with the Syrian … Continue reading

Posted in Syria, TTG, Turkey | 35 Comments

“Turkey’s elections: What’s at stake?”

It would therefore be something of a fantasy for Washington to believe that if Erdoğan leaves power a new Turkish government would change all that and “return to the West.” Indeed, there are many in Washington and NATO who believe that … Continue reading

Posted in TTG, Turkey | 36 Comments

“Turkey Supplied Ukraine with DPICM Cluster Shells” – TTG

In November 2022, Turkey began supplying the Armed Forces of Ukraine with Cold War-era DPICM cluster munitions. The Turkish defense industry produced such shells as part of a joint project with the United States. At the same time, the Armed … Continue reading

Posted in TTG, Turkey, Ukraine Crisis | 28 Comments

” …Biden’s successful six-month bid to expand NATO”

“Their decision to move away from neutrality, and the tradition of neutrality, to join the NATO alliance is going to make us stronger and more secure, and NATO stronger,” Biden said at the start of the NATO summit in Madrid … Continue reading

Posted in As The Borg Turns, Turkey, Ukraine Crisis | 14 Comments

Erdogan wants his “pound of flesh”

“Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Friday that his country is “not favorable” toward Finland and Sweden joining NATO, indicating Turkey could use its membership in the Western military alliance to veto moves to admit the two countries. “We are … Continue reading

Posted in Current Affairs, Russia, Turkey, Ukraine Crisis | 16 Comments

Them “surrender monkeys” are at it again …

“French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday said France would spearhead an “exceptional humanitarian operation” alongside Turkey and Greece to evacuate the Ukrainian city of Mariupol, which has been under siege by Russian forces for three weeks. “We are going to launch a … Continue reading

Posted in France, Russia, The Military Art, Turkey, Ukraine Crisis | 34 Comments

Idlib Situation – 13 December 2021

Well, pilgrims, the neo-Ottomans (as opposed to good Kemalists) are dug in along Route 5 like ticks on a hound dog’s back. IMO it was a grave error for the R+6 forces not to have made an all-out effort to … Continue reading

Posted in Iran, Middle East, Syria, Turkey | 25 Comments