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Mali receives more Bayraktar TB2 UAVs

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The Armed Forces of Mali have received another consignment of Baykar Bayraktar TB2 unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) from Turkey. The Malian Presidency said the aircraft...

Ethiopia acquires Akinci UAVs, Su-30 fighters

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The Ethiopian Air Force (EAF) has acquired Akinci unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) from Turkey and Russian Sukhoi Su-30K combat aircraft as it continues with...

First Nigerian T-129 helicopters delivered

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The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has taken delivery of the first two of six T-129 ATAK helicopters from Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI), with the...

Dearsan launches first offshore patrol vessel for Nigeria

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Dearsan Shipyard has launched the first of two 76-metre-long offshore patrol vessels (OPVs) for the Nigerian Navy during a ceremony in Turkey. The launching ceremony,...

Turkey donates Otokar Cobras to Gambia

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The Gambia Armed Forces (GAF) have taken delivery of a consignment of military hardware donated by Turkey, including two Otokar Cobra armoured personnel carriers. The...

Turkey clinches Nigerian border security contract

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In recent years, the Nigerian military has fostered relationships with Turkish defence companies, acquiring equipment ranging from unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to offshore patrol...

Turkey and Mozambique forge closer defence ties

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The head of Turkey’s Defence Industry Agency has signed a cooperation agreement with Mozambique to promote Turkey’s defence industry in Africa. Haluk Gorgun, President of...

Denel and Aselsan further collaborate on Rooivalk modernisation

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Denel Aeronautics and Aselsan have signed an agreement covering future avionics modernisation of the Rooivalk attack helicopter, following an earlier memorandum of understanding announced...

Defence Minister and SANDF Chief at IDEF

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South Africa was one of 53 countries exhibiting at this week’s International Defence Industry Fair (IDEF) in Istanbul, Turkey with the top two in...

Chad Air Force reveals Hurkus, Anka aircraft

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Chad has taken into service the three Hurkus trainer aircraft it ordered from Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI), along with two Anka unmanned aerial vehicles...

Nigeria signs agreement with Turkey’s Dearsan for the upgrade of flagship...

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The Nigerian Navy (NN) has signed an agreement with Turkey’s Dearsan for the mid-life upgrade of the Nigerian fleet’s flagship, NNS Aradu, and the...

Mali takes delivery of new armoured vehicles, including Chinese APCs

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Mali’s armed forces (FAMA) have commissioned into service dozens of military vehicles, including Chinese armoured and all-terrain vehicles, as the country continues to build...

Turkish President honours SAPS K9 team for saving lives after earthquake

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Turkish President Recept Tayyip Erdogan has honoured the South African Police Service (SAPS) K9 search and rescue team, following the devastating earthquake that engulfed...

Angola getting Aksungur UAVs from Turkey

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Angola has ordered Aksungur medium-altitude, long endurance (MALE) unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) from Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI), becoming the first confirmed African nation to...

Malian Air Force commissions Bayraktar TB2 UAVs and other aircraft

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Mali’s Air Force continues to expand through new equipment deliveries, with the most recent batch of hardware accepted into service including Bayraktar TB2 unmanned...

Turkey viewing Rwanda as an important potential defence customer

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As part of a five-country African tour, Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu arrived in Rwanda on 12 January and during his two-day visit, he...

SAPS lauds search, rescue team for Turkiye recovery efforts

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National Police Commissioner, General Fannie Masemola, has hailed the organisation’s K-9 Search and Rescue (SAR) team deployed to earthquake ravaged Turkiye for search and...

Chad and Niger to receive Hurkus aircraft from Turkey

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Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) has confirmed orders for its Hurkus turboprop from Chad and Niger, with deliveries set to begin at the end of...

Havelsan records a busy AAD 2022

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Turkey’s Havelsan was kept busy with dozens of delegations visiting its stand at the Africa Aerospace and Defence (AAD) 2022 exhibition in Pretoria last...

Turkey’s Dearsan lays keel of first Nigerian OPV

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Turkey’s Dearsan Shipyard has laid the first keel of the two new offshore patrol vessels (OPVs) it will deliver to the Nigerian Navy. The keel...

Turkey’s STM exhibits at AAD 2022

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Turkish defence company STM is exhibiting its naval platforms and tactical mini-UAV systems at the Africa Aerospace and Defence (AAD) 2022 exhibition, joining other...

Aselsan and Denel cooperating on MEROPS gimbal

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On the Turkish Pavilion at Africa Aerospace and Defence (AAD) 2022 Aselsan is showing its ‘MEROPS’ next generation air surveillance and targeting gimbal sight....

Turkish company Aselsan expands into healthcare

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Renowned for its extensive defence technology portfolio, Turkish company Aselsan hosted a Healthcare Solutions conference in Pretoria this week to introduce its life support...

Nigerian Air Force and Turkey strengthen defence cooperation

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A Nigerian Air Force (NAF) delegation has pledged closer cooperation with Turkey while on a visit to the Middle Eastern nation, while unconfirmed reports...

African country orders Turkish landing ships

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An undisclosed African country has ordered two landing ships from Turkey’s Anadolu Shipyard. Announcing the order on 19 July, Anadolu Shipyard said the vessels will...

Djibouti operating Bayraktar UAVs

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Djibouti appears to have become the latest customer for Turkey’s Bayraktar TB2 unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). Two of the UAVs, on lowbed trailers, took part...

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...

Ghana parades Cobra armoured vehicles

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The Ghana Armed Forces have officially unveiled new Cobra armoured personnel carriers acquired from Turkey’s Otokar. Forty of the vehicles were displayed by President Nana...

ISS: Making Turkey great again

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Is Turkey’s expanding African footprint also a proxy battleground for Erdoğan’s Middle East and European rivalries? Without much fanfare, Turkey has steadily spread its political,...

Egypt plans reopening of Libya embassy shut since 2014

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Egypt is planning to reopen its embassy in Libya’s capital for the first time in six years, according to Egyptian sources and Libyan officials,...

Sailors kidnapped off Nigeria return to Turkey, describe death threats and...

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Fifteen Turkish sailors kidnapped by pirates last month in the Gulf of Guinea arrived back in Turkey on Sunday and the ship’s captain described...

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