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Gambia orders Hizir APCs

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Gambia has apparently become the latest customer for Turkey’s Hizir armoured personnel carrier, after ordering 20 of the type. Africa Intelligence reported last year that...

Nigerien Bayraktar TB2 deliveries begin

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Six Bayraktar TB2 unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) were delivered to Niamey airport last month following a November 2021 order for the type from Turkey’s...

ISS: West Africa and Turkey forge new security relations

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Turkey is not a new actor in Africa but is an increasingly important one. Its presence in West Africa has aroused widespread attention and...

Niger orders APCs from Turkey’s Nurol Makina

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Niger has ordered armoured personnel carriers (APCs) from Turkey’s Nurol Makina, in addition to Bayraktar TB2 unmanned aerial vehicles and Hurkus turboprop trainer/light attack...

Niger acquiring Hurkus trainers, TB2 UAVs

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Turkey will supply Hurkus turboprop light attack/trainer aircraft and Bayraktar TB2 unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) as well as armoured vehicles to Niger, according to...

Turkey repatriates seven citizens held in eastern Libya

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Seven Turkish citizens who were being held in eastern Libya have been brought back safely to Turkey, the country's foreign ministry said on Sunday. The...

Turkish defence firm to test sea-based drones as orders swell

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The Turkish defence company whose armed drones were decisive in conflicts in Azerbaijan and Libya will soon test-fly two new unmanned aircraft that will...

Nigerian Navy orders two patrol vessels from Turkey’s Dearsan

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The Nigerian Navy on Wednesday signed a contract with Turkey’s Dearsan Shipyard for the purchase of two new offshore patrol vessels (OPVs), which will...

Turkey plans military action against Syrian Kurdish YPG if diplomacy fails

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Turkey is preparing for possible further military action against a US-backed Kurdish militia in northern Syria if talks on the issue with the United...

Turkey expands armed drone sales to Ethiopia and Morocco – sources

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Turkey has expanded its exports of armed drones by negotiating sales deals with Morocco and Ethiopia after their successful use in international conflicts, according...

Erdogan says Turkey plans to buy more Russian defense systems

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President Tayyip Erdogan said Turkey still intended to buy a second batch of S-400 missile defense systems from Russia, a move that could deepen...

Turkey donates more Kirpi APCs to Somalia

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Turkey has donated another eight Kirpi armoured personnel carriers to Somalia along with 14 Aktan military trucks. The vehicles were handed over to the Somali...

Turkish soldier killed in mortar attack in northern Iraq – ministry

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Kurdish militants launched a mortar attack on a Turkish military base in northern Iraq on Thursday, wounding a Turkish soldier who later died in...

Turkey still keen to run Kabul airport despite Taliban advance –...

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Turkey is for now still intent on running and guarding Kabul airport after other foreign troops withdraw from Afghanistan, but is monitoring the situation...

Katmerciler confirms sales of 118 Hizir vehicles to Kenya

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Turkey’s Katmerciler has confirmed the $91.4 million sale of 118 Hizir armoured personnel carriers to Kenya. On 28 July the company said the contract, signed...

Macron says Turkey’s Erdogan wants foreign mercenaries out of Libya

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French President Emmanuel Macron on Monday said he had received assurances from Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan that he wanted foreign mercenaries to leave Libyan...

Turkey should pull troops from Afghanistan under 2020 accord -Taliban spokesman

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Turkey should withdraw its troops from Afghanistan under the 2020 deal for the pullout of US forces, a Taliban spokesman said on Thursday, effectively...

Egypt and Turkey seek to overhaul tense ties with frank talks...

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Egypt and Turkey on Thursday held talks on the conflict in Libya, where they back competing factions, on Syria and the security situation in...

Turkey to send delegation to Egypt in May, foreign ministers to...

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Turkey will send a delegation led by its deputy foreign minister to Egypt in early May, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Thursday, as...

Turkey, Libya committed to eastern Mediterranean maritime accord

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Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday that Turkey and Libya were committed to a 2019 maritime demarcation accord in the eastern Mediterranean, after...

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