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The Turkish Air Force – Current Status and Perspectives

The Turkish Air Force (Türk Hava Kuvvetleri, THK) is one of the world’s larger air arms and among the largest in Europe.

It was and still is in combat not only against Islamists and Kurds within Turkey, but also beyond the borders of this large Eurasian NATO nation.

  • Georg Mader
  • European Security & Defence

When it comes to modernisation and various upgrade programmes, the THK enjoys the support of an excellent state-run aerospace industry, but it suffers from the…

Although it was once technically supported by Israel, the air force of the easternmost NATO outpost, which is slowly turning away from Europe and the United States and…

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