Dr Ibrahim Karatas is a political analyst and journalist who specialises in Turkish foreign policy, the Middle East and security.
The 232-metre-long ship with a displacement of 27,436 tons was produced in seven years and cost at least $1 billion.
Between 2018-22, Türkiye’s global share in arms trade rose from 0.6 percent to 1.1 percent, making the country the 12th biggest arms exporter globally.
The hurdles in the path of building the 5th generation TF-X multi-role combat aircraft has only spurred Türkiye’s defence industry towards bigger success.
The initial reviews from experts suggest that Kizilelma has the potential to steer the Turkish fighter jet technology to enter the 6th generation class, surpassing countries like the US and Russia.
Berlin’s refusal to take action against the PKK, despite acknowledging the terror group’s activities, defeats the purpose of NATO.
Baghdad's condemnation of Ankara's latest operation is out of step with reality.
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