Turkey passes law allowing exemption from military service

The Turkish government has passed a new law that will allow paid exemption from the Turkish military service. The new law, which allows anyone over the age of 30 to pay to be exempt from military service was passed by the government and will begin on December 31. The cost to pay to be exempt … Continue reading

Turkey and the UK to sign military agreement

Turkey President Abdullah Gul has said that Turkey and the United Kingdom are set to sign a military agreement to increase cooperation between Turkey and the UK. Speaking during a visit to the UK, Gul said: “The agreement on training in military, technical and scientific cooperation, along with a memorandum for cooperation in the defence … Continue reading

Europe security depends on southeastern Turkey according to EU Minister

The Turkish European Union Minister and Chief Negotiator has stated that the security in Europe is dependent on the security in southeastern Turkey. Egemen Bagis said that the terrorist group Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) that currently operates in southeastern Turkey is also trafficking illegal drugs in to Europe. Bagis said: “You should understand that Brussels’ … Continue reading

Turkey and Germany discuss cooperation against PKK

Turkey and Germany are to meet in Istanbul to discuss an agreement that will see both countries cooperate and united against the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK). Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu met with German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle will meet on Thursday to discuss the joint agreement between the two nations. The two foreign … Continue reading

Turkey and France united against terrorism

Turkey and France have come to terms on an agreement that will see the two nations unite and establish joint operations to fight against terrorism, crime, and drug smuggling. French Interior Minister Claude Gueant said: “The agreement has both technical and operational dimensions. We will indentify threats common to both countries. And we will move … Continue reading