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Turkish F-16

UAV flights have started from the TRNC, The facility will be enlarged and work has begun to enable the F-16s to land and take off in case of need.

Unmanned aerial vehicle flights have started at Geçitkale base in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus. Ground control units, necessary materials, and equipment of UAV and Lazor defense systems were transferred to Geçitkale by ships immediately after the decision of the Council of Ministers.

“CURRENTLY NO NEED for Lazor defense”

F16s May be deployed to North Cyprus 16

TRNC Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Kudret Özersay said, “currently the need is limited to UAVs, Lazor defense“. The Council of Ministers’ decision regarding the allocation of Geçitkale to the Turkish Military includes taking all measures to meet the needs at the airport, making the necessary arrangements and identifying and implementing all security-related issues.


According to the reports, the airport, in case of extraordinary need, invest in the airport to necessary F-16 to land and take off at Geçitkale Airport,

The Turkish Foreign Ministry has warned the Greek Cypriot Administration of Southern Cyprus (OSCE) that it should stop the recently increasing and defensive armament activities and invited the provocative steps to stop as soon as possible. In addition to GKRY has purchased new heavy weapons and armored vehicles from Serbia, 41 Leopard 2A4 tanks from Germany and 2 offshore vessels from France in the last year. 


After the allocation of Geçitkale to the use of UAVs,  A New naval base will be established in Northern Cyprus in order to increase the logistics for the Turkish navy. 


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