President Francois Hollande said on Wednesday three French soldiers were killed in a helicopter accident in Libya during an intelligence-gathering mission. They are the first confirmed Western military casualties since it became known this year that special forces were operating on the ground in Libya. Source: Reuters
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Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said on Tuesday it was important for Turkey to remain part of the NATO security alliance and continue its orientation toward Europe despite current tensions between the two countries. Source: Daily Sabah
Turkish Chief of Staff Gen. Hulusi Akar signed a defense agreement with Georgian and Azerbaijani defense chiefs on Oct. 17. Source: Hurriyet Daily News
Turkey and Poland have signed five deals, aiming to increase the bilateral trade volume to $10 billion annually, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said during a visit to Warsaw on Oct. 17. Source: Hurriyet Daily News