Speaking at a Turkish Armed Forces' ceremony, Defence Chief Hulusi Akar condemned Greece after the country's S-300 air defence system locked onto Turkish jets last week in a "hostile act."
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says Türkiye aims to bring Russian President Vladimir Putin and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy together to resolve the crisis.
UN chief Antonio Guterres' remarks came during a joint press conference with Türkiye's Defence Minister Hulusi Akar at the Joint Coordination Centre overseeing Ukrainian grain exports in Istanbul.
Turkish Defence Chief Hulusi Akar addresses a host of issues — from ties with Greece to the Türkiye-brokered grain deal, among others — at the 13th Ambassadors Conference in Ankara.
Under a recent landmark deal signed in Istanbul, the grain-laden ships Mustafa Necati, Star Helena and Glory left Ukraine’s Chornomorsk port, and the vessel Riva Mind left the port of Odessa.
Turkish Defence Minister Hulusi Akar says Ankara will not hold back from protecting its borders and is ready to act at any time "until the last terrorist is neutralised".
Turkish, Italian and British defence ministers met in Istanbul to discuss security and defence relations and regional developments.
Turkey's support for Libya under the deal on security and military cooperation prevented a civil war and human tragedy, says Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu in Tripoli.
Turkey’s success in eliminating the PKK in the region will determine its future in Sinjar and Mosul.
In wake of terrorist PKK massacre in Gara region of Iraq, Turkish President Erdogan has said Turkey will stay long as necessary to secure regions it cleared of terrorists to avoid similar attacks again.
At a joint military drill with Azerbaijani troops, Defence Minister Hulusi Akar said Turkey is also ready to help boost the Iraqi military's effectiveness through sharing its knowledge and experience as a NATO member.
Turkey’s Defence Minister Hulusi Akar said, “There is the threat of air strikes and missiles against our country; there could be Patriot support.”
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