Hulusi Akar

Forty-eight military pilots detained in Ankara

Turkish police detained 48 air force pilots in Ankara in an anti-terror investigation into the Fetullah Terrorist Organization (FETO). Four lieutenants, three colonels and four majors are among the detainees. The pilots are …

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Turkey declares Manbij and Euphrates operations

Turkey's Defense Minister Hulusi Akar said that Turkish army is preparing for a military operation in Syria. "Now we have Manbij and the east of the Euphrates in front of us. We are working intensively on this …

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Turkish, Russian ministers discuss Idlib, Tal Rifaat

Turkish and Russian defense ministers discussed latest situation in Syria's norhwestern Idlib and Tal Rifaat in a phone conversation on Saturday, according to Turkish official sources, Anadolu agency reported. The sources who spoke …

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Turkish, Russian defense ministers discuss Syria

Turkey's national defense minister met on Saturday with his Russian counterpart in Istanbul ahead of a four-way Syria summit to be held in the city on Saturday, Anadolu Agency reports. Turkey's Hulusi Akar and Russia's …

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Turkey to receive two F-35 jets in spring - media

Two more Lockheed Martin F-35 Joint Strike Fighter jets will be delivered to Turkey from the United States in March next year, Turkish Defence Minister Hulusi Akar said. Akar said the F-35 programme was …

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 Turkey to start installing S-400 systems in a year

The installation of Russian S-400 surface-to-air missile systems in Turkey will begin in October 2019, Turkish Defence Minister Hulusi Akar said. He also said that personnel would be sent to Russia to receive training …

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Russian defense minister to visit Turkey

Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu will visit Turkey on October 27, Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar said, adding that he expects to hold talks with Shoigu. "Most heavy weapons and …

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