Turkish Armed Forces

Turkish defense company designs new drone-based warning system

A Turkish army-affiliated software company has introduced a new warning system boasting an integrated drone at a new technologies fair in Germany.

The Turkish Armed Forces Foundation-affiliated software and systems company, HAVELSAN, introduced at the 2015 CeBIT Fair the Sezgin, an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) integrated early warning system on late March 18.

Turkish president congratulates government, army for operation in Syria

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdo?an has congratulated both the government and the Turkish Armed Forces (TSK) for their "successful" overnight "?ah F?rat" evacuation operation into neighboring Syria to evacuate troops guarding an Ottoman tomb and to move the crypt to a new location.

Brothers in arms?

“These mist covered mountains are a home now for me”

The Ahmet Davutoğlu government’s recent attempt to change the conscription system in Turkey may be the beginning of a change in the military's culture, but it is also the end of an era in terms of equality.

Turkish Parliament approves paid military service bill

A government motion for the implementation of a paid military service exemption was approved by Parliament early on Dec. 10.

Defense Minister İsmet Yılmaz admitted during the General Assembly session on Dec. 9 that the Turkish Armed Forces (TSK) had clearly expressed its disapproval of paid military service exemptions, but defended the bill as necessary.

Turkish PM Davutoğlu warns army against ‘talking through media’

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu has warned the Turkish military not to “talk through the media” if they have concerns.

Speaking to the press at Istanbul’s Atatürk Airport before his departure to Greece, Davutoğlu said the General Staff was connected to the Prime Ministry and did not need the media to express its concerns.