Hulusi Akar

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Turkey marks Ataturk Memorial Day

Turkey is marking the Memorial Day of Kemal Ataturk. Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, a leader, state figure, reformation activist, and head of the national liberty movement, died 78 years ago on November 10, 1938. The commemoration ceremonies …

Turkish and US armies agree on ISIL

The chief of general staff of the Turkish Armed Forces Hulusi Akar met with his US counterpart Joseph Dunford discussed joint strategies against ISIL in Syria and Iraq during a meeting in Ankara on Sunday, …

Turkish General Staff chief arrives in Moscow

Turkey’s Chief of the General Staff Hulusi Akar has arrived in Russia, the Turkish General Staff said in a statement. "On November 1, Turkey’s Chief of the General Staff Army General Hulusi Akar is …

Turkey celebrates Republic Day

Turkey is set to officially mark the 93th anniversary of its republic’s founding day on Oct. 29, with celebrations for the day being excluded from a security-motivated ban on public events that the government imposed on the capital Ankara, …

Turkey celebrates Victory Day

Turkey is holding events dedicated to the 94th anniversary of a decisive victory in the country’s 1919-1923 War of Independence. It is the first time civilians have participated alongside the country’s leadership in …

NATO Europe Commander arrives in Ankara

The NATO chief of European command Curtis Scaparrotti arrived in Ankara for talks with the Turkish general staff. The delegation’s plane headed by Supreme Allied Commander Europe (SACEUR) and US European Command …

Erdogan endowed with new powers

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has been endowed with new powers: from now on, he is entitled to appoint the chief of General Staff of the Armed Forces. Earlier, the chief of the General Staff was appointed …