Turkey's Defense Ministry

Turkish soldier succumbs to wounds sustained in N Iraq

A Turkish soldier has succumbed to wounds he sustained during an anti-terror operation in northern Iraq, Turkey's Defense Ministry said on June 6.

The ministry said in a statement that Infantry Specialist Sergeant Samet Şeker was injured when he stepped on an improvised explosive during Operation Pence-Yildirim and was taken to the hospital.

Turkey sends aid to India to fight COVID-19

A Turkish military plane carrying medical supplies to fight COVID-19 left on May 25 for India's capital New Delhi, Turkey's Defense Ministry announced on Twitter.

The plane was carrying medical supplies, including 630 oxygen tubes, five oxygen generators, 50 ventilators, and 50,000 boxes of tablet medicines prepared by the Turkish Red Crescent and Turkey's Health Ministry.

Turkey, Italy conduct joint drill in Mediterranean

Italian and Turkish submarines conducted a joint maritime drill in the Mediterranean, said Turkey's Defense Ministry on June 15. 

In a tweet, the ministry said the two navies have the most effective submarine force in the Mediterranean Sea and will continue to improve the interoperability with maritime training.

Turkey, Russia hold 11th joint patrol in Idlib

Turkish and Russian forces have carried out their 11th joint patrol along a key highway in northwestern Syria, Turkey's Defense Ministry said on May 14.
"Within the framework of TUR-RF Agreement/Protocol, the 11th TUR-RF Combined Land Patrol on M-4 Highway in Idlib was conducted with the participation of land and air elements," said the ministry on Twitter.

Turkey, Russia hold 9th joint patrol in Syria

Turkish and Russian forces have carried out their ninth joint patrol along a key highway in northwestern Syria, Turkey's Defense Ministry said on May 7.

"Within the framework of TUR-RF Agreement/Protocol, the 9th TUR-RF Combined Land Patrol on M-4 Highway in Idlib was conducted with the participation of land and air elements," the ministry said in a tweet.

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