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    Blue Homeland (Mavi Vatan)

    I just wanted to make this thread seeing as how this is going to grow and politics regarding it as well. I am sure there are going to be a massive political upheavel that is going to rock Greece and Turkey. It’s no secret that some island that belonged Turkey and some we could have gotten were...
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    Turkish start-up develops money disinfecting ATM

    http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/turkish-start-up-develops-money-disinfecting-atm-153154 If they've patented this, they could be in for the money :)
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    Turkey most terror-hit NATO member: NATO chief

    Turkey most terror-hit NATO member: NATO chief Turkey is the most affected ally of NATO from terror attacks and has legitimate security concerns, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said on Oct. 11, but added Ankara should show restraint in its “Operation Peace Spring” in northern Syria...
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    U.S. State Department in talks with Turkey to sell Patriot system

    The U.S. State Department is negotiating a potential deal to sell Turkey the Raytheon Co Patriot missile defense system as an alternative to the Russian-made S-400 system Turkey has agreed to purchase, an official said on July 16. U.S. Ambassador Tina Kaidanow, the Acting Assistant Secretary of...
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    Turkish, Chinese firms to establish high-tech boron carbide facility

    Turkey's Eti Maden and China's Dalian Jinma will jointly establish a high-tech facility to produce boron carbide, a valuable material widely used in the defense industry State-run mining firm Eti Maden and China's Dalian Jinma, a world leader in boron technology, signed yesterday a Memorandum of...
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    US: No support to YPG units that go to Afrin

    The U.S. is not supporting the People’s Protection Units (YPG) militants who leave the battle against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) to head to Afrin to fight against the Turkish military, Pentagon spokesperson Eric Pahon has told daily Hürriyet. “Our relationship with the SDF...
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    PKK’s bomb-laden drone seized in Turkey’s east

    Turkish security forces seized a bomb-laden drone reportedly made by outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) militants in the eastern province of Ağrı on Nov. 11. The drone was seized in the Mount Tendürek area between Ağrı’s Doğubayazıt district and the eastern province of Van’s Çaldıran...
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    Turkish gendarmerie frees 7,500 poached frogs

    Gendarmerie in central Turkey on Oct. 17 freed 7,500 frogs that had been destined for export. Gendarmerie officers in Gülşehir, in the heart of the popular tourism region of Cappadocia in Nevşsehir province, found the amphibians in dozens of nets when they stopped a minibus during a routine...
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    Military gets eight new Turkey-made armed drones

    The number of Turkey-made Bayraktar armed and reconnaissance drones in the Turkish security forces has increased to 38 after eight new deliveries. Four of the newcomers are capable of carrying “smart ammunition.” The Istanbul-based Baykar has delivered the “TB2” model Bayraktar armed drones to...
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    Muslim world needs to prevent brain drain to West, President Erdoğan says

    The Muslim world has been losing intelligent students to the West as part of brain drains, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said on July 26, stressing that they should find ways to prevent the emigration from happening. “We need to carry measures that will prevent this brain drain, which is...
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    Turkey’s planned domestic car will be electric-engine: Minister

    Turkey will go for an electric-engine model in its bid to develop its first domestic car brand, Science, Industry and Technology Minister Faruk Özlü has stated. “The conversion in the global auto market shows us today that now is the best time to enter the market. Our priority in the local...
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    Erdoğan, Putin talks on S-400 missile system sale have been positive, officials confirm

    Turkish officials confirmed Wednesday that the talks between Turkey and Russia on the sale of S-400 missile defense systems have been positive, while also noting that negotiations as regards to the details of the deal are ongoing. Earlier in the day, Russian newspaper Izvestia reported that...
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    These NATO countries are not spending their fair share on defense

    The leaders of the world's biggest military alliance are meeting in Warsaw this weekend. Key item on their itinerary: Money. NATO has for years been pushing for more spending by its member states. The alliance increased overall defense spending for the first time in two decades in 2015, but most...
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    From rescue operations to wedding ceremonies, Turkey uses drones for almost every occasion

    The number of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) actively used and registered with the Transportation Ministry has reached 8,349 as of the end of last year, with Turks using drones for innumerable purposes, including search and rescue operations, surveillance and yes, even to catch those pesky...
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    ’Jeg er her for at forandre verden’ (I'm here to change the world)

    This article is from a danish newspaper and it's quite long, but I read through it and when I reached a paragraph describing how the terrorists rule and crush people criticizing them I thought it's necessary to post this here and show how other media view what's going on: I kurdiske Rojava...
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    Turkey sealing Syrian border with giant wall

    The Housing Development Administration of Turkey (TOKİ) has undertaken the construction of the remaining 700 kilometers of the wall being built on Turkey’s border with war-torn Syria, after the construction of the initial 200-kilometer-long concrete wall on the border was completed jointly by...
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    THY chair offers ‘US formula’ to Turkish Defense Ministry

    The chair of Turkish Airlines (THY) has said that THY pilots could work in both the private sector and the Turkish Armed Forces (TSK), a practice “similar to the one in the United States,” as he commented on the shortage of pilots in the Turkish Air Force due to suspensions and arrests following...
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    586 colonels retired by Turkey’s supreme military council

    A total of 586 colonels have been retired from the army according to decisions taken at a meeting of Turkey’s Supreme Military Council (YAŞ) on Aug. 23, which convened for the second time in less than a month after the failed coup attempt of July 15. A total of 470 of the retired colonels were...
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    Need for transparency the main lesson from coup attempt, says ex-president

    One of the most pressing lessons Turkey must learn from the failed July 15 coup attempt is the need and importance of transparency for a democracy, former Turkish President Abdullah Gül told the Hürriyet Daily News on Aug. 21. As the former president of Turkey, who also served as prime...
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    Israel to pay Turkey $20 million in compensation after six-year rift

    The Turkish Prime Ministry on Aug. 17 submitted to parliament a settlement deal with Israel that would see Israel pay Ankara $20 million within 25 days in return for Turkey dropping outstanding legal claims, ending a six-year rift. Relations between the two countries crumbled after Israeli...

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