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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 …

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 …

Turkey tests first domestic mine hunting sonar

Turkey tests first domestic mine hunting sonar

Turkey’s first national mine hunting sonar, the Nusrat-1915, is set to enter the inventory of the country's Naval Forces Command in the third quarter of this year. Developed with an indigenous design by the defense firm …

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 …

Turkey neutralizes mine detected in Black Sea

Turkey neutralizes mine detected in Black Sea

Turkish specialists successfully neutralized on Monday a mine discovered in the Black Sea near the border with Bulgaria, the Turkish Ministry of National Defense said in a statement. "Underwater defense teams neutralized the mine …

Turkish authorities confirm mine found in Bosphorus

Turkish authorities confirm mine found in Bosphorus

The Turkish Ministry of Defense's head, Hulusi Akar, confirmed that it was a mine that was found in the Bosphorus. He made the corresponding statement on the TRT TV channel. "According to the study results, it was an old-type …

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. …