TURKEY articles

  • Attack! Turkey and Azerbaijan Are Teaming Up on Drones

    Caleb Larson

    Security, Europe

    The two natural allies share religious and linguistic similarities—and now drones too.

    The Azeri parliament recently approved of a bill that would allow the state to accept money from Turkey that would then be used for buying defense equipment from Turkey, including Turkish drones.

    Some of the deal’s details are unclear, including what kinds of drones Azerbaijan would buy exactly. It is probable however, that Azerbaijan would opt for the Bayraktar TB2, a medium...

  • NATO to investigate Mediterranean incident with Turkey

    NATO will investigate French accusations that Turkey's navy failed to respond to an allied call for inspection this month in the Mediterranean, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said on Thursday following a meeting of defence ministers.

  • No, Turkey: Minneapolis isn’t Istanbul

    In 2013, protests erupted in the heart of Istanbul after police responded brutally to a protest over the government’s planned redevelopment of Gezi Park, one of the few remaining green spaces in central Istanbul. The international community roundly criticized Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Several died after being beaten or shot by police. In what was in hindsight a dry run for his post-coup purge, Erdogan rounded up hundreds.