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Germany Lifts Eurofighter Sales Opposition to Saudi Arabia
Defence Politics Regional / Strategy Air

Germany Lifts Eurofighter Sales Opposition to Saudi Arabia

Germany stops opposing Eurofighter sales to Saudi Arabia. German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock announced the policy shift resulted from Israel.

Eurofighter: A Strategic Shift in Turkiye's Defence Plans
Analysis Air Regional / Strategy

Eurofighter: A Strategic Shift in Turkiye's Defence Plans

This article discusses the road to Eurofighter acquisition and its consequences for Turkiye, Greece, Israel, Russia and NATO.

U.S. Set to Deploy Soldier in Denmark
Defence Politics Regional / Strategy

U.S. Set to Deploy Soldier in Denmark

The United States, aiming to increase its military presence in the Baltic region, has signed a military cooperation agreement with Denmark.

ROSATOM Completed the Production of RITM-200 Reactors
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ROSATOM Completed the Production of RITM-200 Reactors

Russian ROSATOM announced that the second RITM-200 nuclear reactor for icebreaker Chukotka will be delivered to the shipyard by the end of 2023.

Iran Cooperates with Niger
Bilateral Relations Regional / Strategy

Iran Cooperates with Niger

Iran intends to strengthen its relations with Niger by standing against former colonial power France.

Turkiye Took Over Command of NATO’s KFOR for One Year
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Turkiye Took Over Command of NATO’s KFOR for One Year

Turkiye took over command of KFOR for a year at a time when tensions were rising between Serbia and Kosovo.

End of “ France Afrique” as France Leaves Niger
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End of “ France Afrique” as France Leaves Niger

French President Macron announced the departure of the French ambassador and the 1,500 French troops stationed in Niger by the end of 2023.

Sweden is One Step Closer to NATO Membership
Defence Politics Regional / Strategy Bilateral Relations

Sweden is One Step Closer to NATO Membership

NATO made a press release about Sweden’s candidacy for membership and Turkiye’s security concerns.

Nikkei: France Axes NATO’s Relations in the Pacific
Regional / Strategy Defence Politics Bilateral Relations

Nikkei: France Axes NATO’s Relations in the Pacific

France opposed NATO establishing a liaison office in Tokyo to secure its relations with China.

Turkish Defence Companies Attend NATO Meeting
Defence Politics Regional / Strategy

Turkish Defence Companies Attend NATO Meeting

Turkish Defence companies Roketsan and Baykar attended the NATO Defence Ministers meeting in Brussels with the invitation of the Secretary-General of NATO.

 At the Doorstep of NATO, Sweden Enacted New anti-terror Law
Homeland Security Bilateral Relations Regional / Strategy

At the Doorstep of NATO, Sweden Enacted New anti-terror Law

Last month's Swedish parliament anti-terror measure took effect. It was one of Türkiye’s primary conditions for Sweden’s NATO membership.

Biden’s F-16 Condition: Sweden Joins NATO
Bilateral Relations Regional / Strategy

Biden’s F-16 Condition: Sweden Joins NATO

U.S. President Biden calls Turkish counterpart Erdoğan following re-election to allow Sweden to join NATO in return for getting F-16 fighters.

Finland Becomes NATO Ally
Defence Politics Regional / Strategy

Finland Becomes NATO Ally

Finland became NATO’s newest member today (April 4 2023) upon depositing its instrument of accession to the Alliance at NATO Headquarters in Brussels.

Invisible Ties in the Congress Between F-16 sale and Sweden's, Finland's admission to NATO
Air Bilateral Relations Regional / Strategy

Invisible Ties in the Congress Between F-16 sale and Sweden's, Finland's admission to NATO

US Ambassador to Turkiye Jeffry Flake made statements about the sale of the F-16 and Sweden and Finland's membership step in NATO.