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Jan. 12, 2018

A-10s Bring Thunder to Fight Against ISIS

The 74th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron is wrapping up a deployment to Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, that saw heavy involvement in the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.

Nov. 24, 2017

Airmen, Other Troops Receive President’s Thanksgiving Greetings

President Donald J. Trump visited a Florida Coast Guard station and also made calls to airmen serving in Turkey, telling them that they and other service members serving the nation are “very, very special people to me, and to everybody in this country.”

July 28, 2017

Face of Defense: A-10 Pilot Spits Fire in Fight Against ISIS

Air Force Lt. Col. Ben Rudolphi is an experience A-10 fighter jet pilot, but says his mind still races a hundred miles an hour before every combat mission. “All I know is that I need to make a direct hit to help our troops on the ground,” he said. Rudolphi also serves as a commander, welcoming the opportunity to lead others.

May 16, 2017

Mattis Confers With Turkish Counterpart at White House

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and Turkish Defense Minister Fikri Işık met at the White House and firmly agreed on concerns regarding the PKK, a U.S.-designated foreign terrorist organization, said the Pentagon's chief spokesperson.

May 9, 2017

Pentagon Reassures Turkey on Equipping Kurdish Elements in Syria

Chief Pentagon spokesperson Dana W. White offered reassurances to Turkey following President Donald J. Trump's authorization yesterday for the Defense Department to equip Kurdish elements in Syria fighting the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.

April 26, 2017

Turkish Airstrikes in Syria, Iraq Kill Partner Counter-ISIS Fighters

Turkey conducted airstrikes in Syria and Iraq that killed partner forces in the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, giving little notice and making no effort to coordinate the strikes, an Operation Inherent Resolve spokesman said.

April 13, 2017

Mattis, Turkish Counterpart Discuss Bilateral Military Relationship

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and Turkish Defense Minister Fikri Işık discussed their nations’ bilateral defense relationship and the threats posed by terrorism during a meeting at the Pentagon.

March 10, 2017

U.S, Turkish, Russian Defense Chiefs Meet to Discuss Syrian Battlespace

It is a measure of the success indigenous and coalition forces have experienced against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria that a meeting of the chiefs of defense was needed, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said.

Dec. 18, 2016

Officials Express Condolences After Bomb Attack Kills Turkish Soldiers

In the wake of a bomb attack that killed 13 Turkish soldiers traveling on weekend leave and injured dozens of others, U.S. defense officials expressed condolences and reaffirmed the U.S. commitment to Turkey and the battle against terrorism.

Dec. 5, 2016

Chairman, Senior Enlisted Advisor Kick Off USO Holiday Tour

Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford and Army Command Sgt. Maj. John W. Troxell kicked off the annual Chairman’s USO Holiday Tour in Turkey with a cast of entertainers and a performance for the troops.

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