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Gökçen Fırat makes history as the Turkish Navy’s first female Admiral

A female naval officer has become the most senior ranked woman in Turkish naval history after being promoted to Rear Admiral. Gökçen Fırat’s elevation to the third highest naval rank makes her one of the most senior military figures in the Turkish Armed Forces (TSK). Rear Admiral sits just below Admiral and Vice-Admiral, positions currently […]

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Turkish nation in mourning after 11 soldiers die in helicopter crash in Bitlis

Eleven soldiers were killed when a helicopter carrying them in eastern Turkey crashed in adverse weather conditions. The tragic accident occurred on Thursday afternoon about 10 kilometres from the city of Tatvan in Bitlis province, where the helicopter was heading. Lieutenant General Osman Erbaş, the head of the Turkish army’s 8th Corps, was among the […]

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Turkey in mourning after terror group PKK executes 13 Turkish citizens in Gara

Thirteen Turkish citizens held in captivity by the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) in northern Iraq were shot dead last week, the Turkish government announced on Sunday. The 13 included six soldiers, two police officers and intelligent officers who had been abducted from different parts of southeast Turkey by the PKK in separate incidents six years […]

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Turkey’s first female F-16 pilot Berna Şen is promoted to Colonel

A pioneering female pilot has made history again after being promoted to the rank of Colonel. Berna Şen’s promotion was announced by the Turkish Air Force Command at the end of August. Şen joined the Turkish Air Force (TAF) 26 years ago. She entered into the Turkish history books in 2000 for flying the F-16 […]

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PKK kills 30 in 48 hours as violence worsens in Turkey

A series of deadly attacks has rocked eastern Turkey, claiming the lives of sixteen soldiers and fourteen police officers in two days. On Sunday night, PKK militants set up an armed ambush by the village of Dağlıca in Hakkâri province, located near the border with Iraq. Bombs were remotely detonated just as two military vehicles […]