Kurdish–Turkish conflict

Security forces eliminate senior PKK terrorist

Security forces eliminated a senior PKK terrorist figure in Turkey's southeastern province of Şanlıurfa, the country's interior minister has said.

Ferhat Tunç, the group's so-called Gap-Rıha regional leader with a code name Rubar, was captured dead as a result of the operation of police intelligence, aviation and special teams, Süleyman Soylu announced on Twitter.

At least seven terrorists neutralized in Syria, Iraq

Turkish forces "neutralized" four YPG/PKK terrorists in Syria's north, the Defense Ministry said.

The terrorists were targeted by Turkish commandos when they tried to infiltrate the Operation Peace Spring area, the ministry said on Twitter.

They were neutralized after opening fire on the Turkish troops, the statement noted.

Car bomb plot targeting Erdogan? Explosive device noticed at the last moment PHOTO

According to Turkish media, the explosive device was placed under a car that was accompanying President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in the city of Sirte.
The device was noticed at the last moment by a friend of the policeman whose car it is, Turkish media write.

Turkey says over 800 terrorists 'neutralized' in N Iraq in 7 months

The Turkish military has "neutralized" 831 terrorists in cross-border operations in northern Iraq since April, said the defense authorities on Nov. 20.

According to the Defense Ministry, Turkish soldiers have seized nearly 1,300 weapons and 316,000 ammunitions belonging to the terrorists since Operations Pençe-Şimşek and Pençe-Yıldırım were launched in April.

Turkey, US hold high-level defense meeting in positive atmosphere: Ministry

A high-level defense group meeting between Turkish and U.S. officials was held in Washington, D.C., Turkey's National Defense Ministry said on Nov. 17.

At the meeting, which the ministry said was conducted in a positive and constructive atmosphere, the delegations exchanged views on bilateral and regional defense and security issues, it added in a statement.

Turkey, US in talks over F-16s, F-35s: Defense minister 

Turkey and the United States have initiated separate talks for the former's request over the acquisition of 40 F-16 fighter jets and the reimbursement of payment for F-35 jets which the U.S. didn't deliver, the Turkish defense minister has said, informing that a Turkish delegation has been dispatched to Washington to this end.