Turkish Army destroys seized explosives in Northern Iraq

Turkish security forces destroyed seized improvised explosive devices (IED) in northern Iraq Sunday, as part of the country’s ongoing counterterror Operation Claw-3. “In line with the successfully ongoing Operation Claw-3, a total of four IEDs were destroyed,” the Ministry of Read More …

PKK roadside bomb kills 1 in southeast Turkey’s Hakkari

At least one civilian was killed Sunday in a roadside bomb explosion in Turkey’s southeastern Hakkari province, authorities said. In a statement, the provincial governor’s office said a vehicle was passing through the Çatalca neighborhood in Semdinli district when the Read More …

Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland host NATO Allies for exercise ANAKONDA 2018

ANAKONDA 2018, a Polish-led multinational exercise, which began on 7 November, today completed its first week. The exercise involves around 12,500 troops in Poland and approximately 5,000 troops in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. The exercise demonstrated the interoperability of the Read More …

Mine detection dog saves Turkish soldiers before being killed by IED

A mine detection dog named “Hüner” died during counter-terror operations after an improvised explosive device (IED) he found went off in southeastern Turkey’s Siirt province on Wednesday. The eight-year-old dog reportedly saved the lives of Turkish Gendarmerie units during the Read More …

Mechem making a mark with demining in Turkey

Mechem demining teams lifted more than 23 000 landmines over an eight-month period on Turkey’s eastern border – a task regarded as one of the most significant achievements yet in the field of humanitarian demining. Each of the potentially deadly Read More …