Turkish Air Force

Breaking: Two more Turkish fighter jets fly over Imia

Following a flurry of activity over the eastern Aegean islets of Imia by the Turkish air force Wednesday morning after the Greek Defence Minister threw a wreath in commemoration of the 21st anniversary of the Imia crisis resulting in the death of three air force officers, two more F-16 fighter jets passed over the region at an altitude of 23,000 feet.

Top soldier visits Syrian border, İncirlik Air Base

Turkish Chief of General Staff Gen. Hulusi Akar has visited the units in the southeastern province of Gaziantep and the southern provinces of Kilis and Adana near the Syrian border in order to carry out examinations and inspections. Land Forces Commander Gen. Salih Zeki Çolak and Turkish Air Force Cmdr. Gen. Abidin Ünal accompanied Akar on his visit on Jan. 20.

Turkish fighter jets commit 6 more violations of Greek air space

Turkey is continuing to escalate its provocations against Greece, as five fighter jets of the Turkish Air force violated Greek air space 6 times and committed air traffic infringements, Friday. The violations and infringements took place over the south and north-east Aegean Sea, with two of the jets carrying armed weapons.

Turkey tests mid-range air defense system

The Turkish Defense Minister Fikri Işık has reviewed a test for Turkey-made medium-altitude air defense missile Hisar-O which is expected to meet the needs of the Turkish Land Forces Command.         

"We have many systems developed by Roketsan and Havelsan corporations," Işık told the project's engineers after a test was conducted in the Central Anatolian province of Aksaray. 

Turkish army resumes anti-ISIL air strikes in Syria after talks with Russia, US

Turkish warplanes hit Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) targets to the west of Syria's Salva town late on Nov. 11, resuming flights in Syrian airspace after more than two weeks of suspension. 

Eighteen members of ISIL were killed in strikes targeting two buildings, two command centers and a vehicle of the group, according to security sources who asked to remain anonymous. 

Turkish chief of staff Akar visits Russia

Chief of General Staff Gen. Hulusi Akar is currently visiting Russia for talks on military cooperation and regional issues, the Turkish Armed Forces said in a written statement on Nov. 1. 

Akar arrived in Russia on Nov. 1 as the official invitee of his Russian counterpart, Valery Gerasimov, and the two military chiefs will exchange information and views, read the statement.