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Turkey and Pakistan discuss defense and security cooperation

Turkey and Pakistan discuss defense and security cooperation

Yesterday, a meeting took place between Turkish National Defense Minister Hulusi Akar and Pakistani Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif. The diplomats met in Karachi after the ceremony of launching the Badr corvette of the Turkish project …

Shoigu and Akar hold phone talks

Shoigu and Akar hold phone talks

Russian and Turkish Defense Ministers Sergey Shoigu and Hulusi Akar held telephone talks during which they discussed the situation in Ukraine. "During the talks, the current situation in Ukraine, including humanitarian issues, …

Turkey launches cross-border anti-terror operation in Iraq

Turkey launches cross-border anti-terror operation in Iraq

Turkey has launched a fresh cross-border anti-terror operation against the PKK terrorist group’s hideouts in northern Iraq, the country’s national defense minister said Monday. Operation Claw-Lock, in which commando and …

Turkish FM to visit Israel

Turkish FM to visit Israel

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu and Defense Minister Hulusi Akar will visit Israel in late April, Hürriyet reported. Çavuşoğlu has been briefing AKP lawmakers about the government’s …

Russian and Turkish defense ministers hold phone talks

Russian and Turkish defense ministers hold phone talks

Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu held a phone conversation with his Turkish counterpart Hulusi Akar on Thursday to discuss the situation in Ukraine, the Russian Defense Ministry has said. "On the Turkish side’s …

Ankara reports no threat to shipping in the Black Sea

Ankara reports no threat to shipping in the Black Sea

Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar said that there is no threat to navigation in the Black Sea after the discovery of drifting mines. "At the moment, there are no problems with shipping," Anadolu Agency quotes Akar as …

Turkish ships to return from Russia soon

Turkish ships to return from Russia soon

Turkish ships will return to Turkey from Russian ports in the near future,  Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar said on Wednesday, according to CNN Turk. "They will return to Turkey as soon as possible. We expect …

Shoigu and Akar discuss situation in Ukraine

Shoigu and Akar discuss situation in Ukraine

Russian Defense Minister General of the Army Sergei Shoigu held telephone conversations with his Turkish counterpart Hulusi Akar. "During the talks, the situation in Ukraine was discussed, as well as other issues of cooperation …

Erdogan to head security summit

Erdogan to head security summit

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is expected to convene a security summit following the situation in Ukraine on Thursday. Defense Minister Hulusi Akar, commanders and intelligence officials are expected to attend the meeting, …

Turkey’s defense minister catches coronavirus

Turkey’s defense minister catches coronavirus

Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar contracted coronavirus after traveling to Ukraine with Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who also tested positive. "My COVID-19 test came back positive," Akar was quoted as …

Turkey offered any assistance to Kazakhstan

Turkey offered any assistance to Kazakhstan

Turkey is ready to provide all kinds of assistance and support to Kazakhstan, the Minister of National Defense of the country Hulusi Akar said yesterday. "We have good relations with friendly Kazakhstan, …

Turkey to negotiate with the US on purchasing F-35 fighters

Turkey to negotiate with the US on purchasing F-35 fighters

A meeting between Turkey and the United States on the purchase of American F-35 fighters for the country's air force will take place in the coming days, preparations are underway, Turkish Minister of National Defense Hulusi Akar said. …