Turkish Air Force

Two dead in Turkish fighter jet crash in Central Anatolia

Two pilots have died after a Turkish Air Force F-4E crashed in the Central Anatolian province of Konya on the morning of March 5, the second such accident in less than two weeks.

An F-4E aircraft that took off for a training flight at 09.00 from Eskisehir airbase crashed one hour later in Konya, the Turkish Armed Forces said in a statement on its website.  

Greek and Turkish fighter jets engage in Aegean dogfights

Greek and Turkish fighter jets were involved in a mock dogfight over the Aegean on Tuesday in the first such incident during the last month.

Two Greek F-16s were scrambled to intercept a formation of six Turkish Air Force planes that flew into Greek air space without permission 35 miles southeast of Kastelorizo.

F-16 jet crashes in central Turkey, pilot survives

An F-16 fighter jet belonging to the Turkish Air Force crashed in Central Anatolia on Dec. 1, the Turkish military has stated.

The aircraft crashed in the province of Amasya's Merzifon district.

The General Staff said the jet's pilot had survived, but it did not specify the exact cause of the incident.

The jet had taken off from the Fifth Air Force Command base.

Turkey joins anti-ISIL coalition, opens İncirlik for logistics ops

On Thursday Aug. 21, 2014, a U.S. Air Force F-15 requested an emergency landing in Turkey. It had been hit in its hydraulic systems during operations against the forces of the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) and was in no condition to reach as far as its original base in Qatar.