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    IDEF 2011

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    'Why are we here?' ask jailed Turkish journalists

    After a pat-down, we handed over everything except the clothes on our backs and were subjected to a metal-detector test, an ID check and a retina scan before we were let inside. It was my first visit to a prison. The artwork by inmates that hung on the cold walls was not enough to disperse...
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    Russian, Turkish moves increase Armenian isolation

    Monday, April 25, 2011 BARÇIN YİNANÇ ISTANBUL - Hürriyet Daily News Signs of shifting balances in the Caucasus have been sending alarming signals to Armenia, strengthening its feeling of isolation as the result of new moves by key regional players Russia, Turkey and Azerbaijan...
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    Turkish firm agrees with China’s aerospace manufacturer

    Thursday, April 21, 2011 SHANGHAI - Anatolia News Agency Mermerler Holding, the Turkish distributor of China’s Chery automobiles, has concluded an agreement with the Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China, or COMAC, the state-owned aerospace manufacturer, to sell planes and helicopters...
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    TuAF 100 Year Celebration.

    This thread will be the main thread for posting all news relating to the celebrations. Current countries and aircraft who will be taking part in the celebrations http://www.hvkk.tsk.tr/turkiyehavagosterisi/EN/IcerikDetay.aspx?ID=1 Country: Algeria Number of Aircraft: 1 Aircraft Type...
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    Turkey to Israel: Flotilla Not Our 'Concern'

    JERUSALEM, Israel - Turkey rebuffed Israel's request to help stop another provocative flotilla planning to breach the naval blockade of the Gaza Strip. "We listened to the message given by the Israeli side and told them this is an initiative by civil society," Reuters quoted an anonymous...
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    Israel urges Turkey to avert new aid convoy to Gaza

    Israel has urged Turkey not to allow a human-rights organization to dispatch a new aid convoy to Gaza, in a move to avert a repetition of last year’s crisis on the Mavi Marmara aid ship. “We have explained our views [on the new convoy campaign] to the Turkish government,” Israeli Ambassador...
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    Turkey 'world leader' in imprisoned journalists, IPI report says

    Turkey has more journalists in prison than any other country in the world, including China and Iran, according to a press release issued Monday by the International Press Institute. The group based its release on a report published by the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe, or...
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    Republicans Full Of It On Obama & Libya

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    US soldier gets 24 years for murders of 3 Afghans

    OINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. — A U.S. soldier who pleaded guilty Wednesday to the murders of three Afghan civilians was sentenced to 24 years in prison after saying "the plan was to kill people" in a conspiracy with four fellow soldiers. Military judge Lt. Col. Kwasi Hawks said he initially...
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    Turkish Navy Naval Parade In Dardanelles

    Bosphorus Naval News F-245 TCG Oruçreis F-244 TCG Barbaros F-240 TCG Yavuz G-Class with MK41 Vertical Launching System Kilic Class FAC P-338 TCG Atak P-331 TCG Kalkan P-330 TCG Kılıç
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    HK-417 seems likely replacement for G-3

    MKE was visited by Gul. Where he was told about the rifle dubbed Mehmetcik-2. Difference seem to be the production of the rifle. Which looks to use metal injection molding to save costs rather then forging. A different metal alloy may be used for this process as well on different parts of the...
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    Turkey’s Otokar to complete Cobra armored vehicle supply to Azerbaijan

    Baku. Rashad Suleymanov APA. Serdar Gorguc, CEO, Otokar (Turkey) gives interview to APA - What importance do the Gulf region and its biennial IDEX International Defense Exhibition have for Otokar? - This region is very important for the world and this is a region which has a great...
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    Turkey’s nuclear energy struggle

    The only national issue as old as Turkey’s bid to become a full member of EU is Turkey’s efforts to build a nuclear plant. Turkey has been trying to do build a plant since the 1960s. Attempts by the government in 1960, 1968, 1974 and 1998 in various provinces such as Sinop and Akkuyu have all...
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    You shall not kill!

    Tuesday, March 15, 2011 BURAK BEKDİL It was 2010, and Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan was speaking, as tempered as always, to a crowd as tempered as the prime minister could be. “These [people] even see babies in their cradles as a threat. They have killed babies in their...
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    Iranian cargo plane ordered to land in Turkey

    Wednesday, March 16, 2011 ISTANBUL - Daily News with wires An Iranian cargo plane passing through Turkish airspace en route to Syria was ordered to land at an airport in the southeastern province of Diyarbakır Tuesday night, Anatolia news agency reported. The plane, reportedly...
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    Bulk order placed for 504 MTU 883 engines.

    Otokar has placed a large order for 504 MTU 883 engines. These are 12 cylinder 1,500hp engines. Which means one thing that this will be going into the Altay MBT 4 for prototypes and the first two batches of 500 tanks
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    Intelligence report reveals links between PKK, Israel

    Intelligence report reveals links between PKK, Israel | TRDEFENCE An intelligence report prepared by the National Intelligence Organization (MİT) and presented at a National Security Council (MGK) meeting on Feb. 24 suggests that the terrorist Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) has been...

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