Shipping company Kadioglu says 10 sailors taken hostage, eight sailors safe on Turkish-flagged Paksoy-1 ship.
Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu says a fourth ship will be sent to the eastern Mediterranean "as soon as possible," as EU unveils measures against Turkish hydrocarbon exploration.
The 12th plane carrying the hardware for Russian S-400 long-range air defence system arrived in Turkey's capital Ankara on Tuesday, defence ministry said.
July 15 marks three years since the Turkish people defeated a coup attempt by rogue elements in the country's military. The Fetullah Terrorist Organisation (FETO) was behind the deadly move, which left at least 251 people dead.
From pristine beaches and clear blue waters to historical sites spanning back millennia, millions choose Turkey for their holiday each year.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says Turkey is aiming to develop the defence industry and protect peace in the region.
FETO suspects trying to flee to Europe following the 2016 failed coup attempt include ex-soldiers, judges, academicians and police officers.
Turkey launched Operation Claw against the terrorist organization PKK in the Hakurk region of northern Iraq on May 27.
To protect the country's democratic order, the Turkish people defeated the coup attempt in a remarkable fashion, inspiring the state to immediately put the accused on trial.
The PKK terror organisation claimed responsibility for setting fire to wooded land in Turkey's southwestern town of Dalaman in Mugla.
Turkish Cypriot President Mustafa Akinci proposed to the internationally recognised Greek Cypriot government that they cooperate in the search for gas off the divided island.
Operation Claw-2 aims to destroy caves and shelters used by the PKK terror organisation in northern Iraq, Turkish defense ministry said.
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