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- Turkeys red lines for Syria 06.10.2012
/ 1- Any form of attack will be responded to immediately. 2- An attack on the Tomb of Shah Suleyman will not be unreturned. 3- Permission will not be granted for any PKK-tied developments. 4- If Syria creates problems for their neighbors, soldiers will also be dispatched to assist.
- Turkey: Syrian targets struck 03.10.2012
/ The Prime Ministry has released an announcement stating that Turkey has responded to the attack by firing on Syrian targets after deadly shelling from Syria struck the border town of Akçakale, killing five Turkish citizens.
- NATO has plans to defend Turkey if need be 09.10.2012
/ The head of NATO said on Tuesday that the 28-member military alliance had plans in place to defend Turkey against attack from Syria if necessary, but that he hoped the two countries would find a way to stop tensions escalating.
- In the Turkey-Israel crisis, Turkey is in the right 03.10.2012
/ Prof. Dr. John Mearsheimer, a well-known U.S. political scientist, says that Turkeys foreign policy deserves applaud, that President Obama has taken backwards steps on the Palestine issue four times now and that Turkey-Israeli relations do not necessarily need to be repaired.
- Turkey faces tough road ahead to make World Cup finals 27.03.2013
/ Turkey's hopes of reaching the 2014 World Cup finals in Brazil suffered a setback on Tuesday after they were held to a 1-1 home draw by Hungary in a Group D qualifier.
- F-4s pointed out Syrian targets which Turkish howitzers shelled 05.10.2012
/ Turkeys retaliation for the Syrian attack on Akçakale, which resulted in five deaths, began by determining targets in Syria by using an ANTPQ36 land radar. F-4s then marked the designated points, followed by border troops using Turkish-made Fırtına howitzers which shelled the targets into the morning.
- NATO Stands by Turkey 04.10.2012
/ NATO held an emergency meeting Wednesday night to discuss the shelling of the Turkish town of Akçakale.
- Turkey hands diplomatic note to Syria 11.10.2012
/ On Thursday, Ankara sent a diplomatic note to Damascus over a Syrian plane forced to land in the capital under suspicion it was transporting weapons. Diplomatic sources have informed that the intelligence did not come from the United States.
- Turkey chosen as political leader of the Middle East 02.11.2012
/ A survey conducted by KA Research and the Turkish Economic and Social Studies Foundation (TESEV) shows that Turkey is still considered to have the most influential role in the region. According to the survey, leaving Saudi Arabia and Iran in its wake, Turkey was considered to be the most politically powerful country in the Middle East. Turkey was also selected as one of the most influential nations in the Arab Spring.
- Syrian plane carrying weapons forced to land in Ankara 11.10.2012
/ Turkish fighter planes scrambled to force a Syrian passenger jet to land in Esenboğa Airport and seized what it suspected was military equipment being ferried from Russia to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's forces.
- Turkeys tanks and stinger teams head to the Syrian border 13.10.2012
/ Troops along the Turkish border with Syria have now gone into yellow alert, which basically means they are ready to attack upon notice. The Turkish Armed Forces has reinforced the border region with 60 tanks and 15 F-16 fighter jets. In addition, 70 military personnel, who are trained to use the eight-kilometer range stinger missile, have also been sent to the border. These surface-to-air missiles have the very crucial capability of averting air threats.
- Syria warned on Qal'at Ja'bar castle 16.10.2012
/ Turkey has maintained contact with Syria regarding the sole Turkish property that remains in the country, Qal'at Ja'bar Castle. When Turkey needs to send soldiers to the fort, Syria is informed prior and directed not to intervene.
- Turkeys victims laid to rest as retaliation strikes continue 04.10.2012
/ Turkey is burying the victims of the mortar shelling fired from Syria on Wednesday, which killed five, including a mother and her three children. Turkeys retaliation shelling continues and the General Assembly is holding an emergency meeting to determine further action.
- Ankaras intimidation tactics on Assads allies 16.10.2012
/ After forcing a commercial plane to land in Ankara that had departed from Moscow under the grounds it was transporting military materials to Syria last week, yesterday Turkey searched an Armenian cargo plane carrying humanitarian aid to Syria. This recent slew of events has allowed Turkey to deliver the message that humanitarian aid will be permitted to cross over Turkey while weapons will absolutely not.
- European Union commends Turkeys economy 13.09.2012
/ Details on Turkeys Progress Report, which was supposed to be released by the EU on October 10th, has recently been leaked to the press. According to the information obtained, the report praises Turkey on its retrained stance on Syria and remarks on the nations economic indicators with praise.
- Germany issues final approval for Patriots in Turkey 15.12.2012
/ The Bundestag, Germany's lower house of parliament approved on Friday the sending of two Patriot batteries and 400 soldiers to Turkey as part of a NATO plan to protect the country from any offshoots of the Syrian conflict.
- Turkey and Denmark tie 1-1 15.11.2012
/ Turkey hosted Denmark for a 1-1 draw in yesterdays night of friendlies which closed the international year in Europe.
- Patriots arrive to Turkey for defensive duty 22.01.2013
/ Vehicles transporting the Patriot missile systems sent from Germany arrived by ship to Turkey on Monday. The ships were unloaded at İskenderun Port and a 45-vehicle convoy has begun transporting the missile battery systems to Kahramanmaraş.
- Turkey has forgotten how to play football 17.10.2012
/ Turkey suffered a 3-1 loss to Hungary last night in the Group D qualification round for the FIFA 2014 World Cup.
- Turkey loses 1-0 to Romania 13.10.2012
/ The Turkish National Football team suffered an unfortunate loss at home to Romania in a crucial Group D qualifier round for the 2014 UEFA World Cup.