An Assessment on Turkish Defence Perspective and Industrial Improvements by Turkish Minister of Defence, Mr. İsmet Yılmaz

Mr. İsmet Yılmaz, Turkish Minister of Defence assessed the joint missions,

Date: Issue 35 - December 2012

Defence Turkey: As the NATO member, Turkey has taken active roles in peace keeping operations and keeps on doing so in many regions such as Bosnia-Herzegovina, Kosovo, Afghanistan, Sudan, Lebanon and Gulf of Aden. What are the joint missions, trainings and cooperation activities of Turkey currently being performed with NATO?

Turkey has a long list of contributions to peace keeping operations conducted under the respective mandate and auspices of the UN, NATO, EU and the OSCE. They mark Turkey’s stabilizing role in a geographical scope well beyond its neighborhood, from Somalia to East Timor, from Bosnia-Herzegovina to Afghanistan. The total number of Turkish troops that has been assigned to such peace keeping operations is well over 10.000.