Ben Wallace

NATO Is a Following with Dues-Paying Members; It Must Become a Partnership

UK Defence Secretary Ben Wallace admitted to being "pretty blunt about [the troop withdrawal] publicly… a rare thing when it comes to United States decisions." True to his confession of a lack of diplomacy, he added: "I think the [peace] deal that was done in Doha was a rotten deal. It effectively told a Taliban that wasn't winning that they were winning."

British minister denies claims of establishing refugee hubs in Turkey

British Secretary of Defense Ben Wallace has denied reports by the British media that there are plans of establishing "processing hubs" hubs in Turkey for Afghans fleeing from the Taliban, while Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu criticized the Turkish opposition for giving credit to speculation and attacking the government.


Moscow Claims Russian Jets and Ships Fired upon British Warship in Black Sea, UK Denies

More than 20 Russian aircraft and two coastguard ships have shadowed a British warship sailing near Crimea.

Moscow's defence ministry said that HMS Defender entered Russian territorial waters near Crimea while a patrol ship fired warning shots and a jet dropped bombs in its path.

Britain's Ministry of Defence (MoD) said no warning shots were fired.

Turkish, British, Italian defense chiefs meet in Sicily

The Turkish defense minister met his British and Italian counterparts on Italy's Sicily island on June 11. 

During the tripartite talks, which took place on the HMS Queen Elizabeth aircraft carrier anchored in the Port of Augusta, Hulusi Akar, Ben Wallace, and Lorenzo Guerini discussed relations in the field of defense and security and regional issues.

Turkish defense minister holds talks with British counterpart

Turkish National Defense Minister Hulusi Akar met with Britain's Secretary of Defense Ben Wallace in London on April 8.

Wallace welcomed the visiting Turkish minister at the Horse Guards building in Embankment, before Akar inspected troops.

Wallace and Akar, later on, walked to the Defense Ministry offices to hold bilateral talks.

Turkish, British defense ministers discuss cooperation

Turkey's defense minister and his British counterpart spoke over the phone on Feb. 17 and discussed cooperation in the defense industry.

In a statement, the National Defense Ministry said Hulusi Akar and Ben Wallace exchanged views on bilateral and regional defense and security relations, in addition to cooperation in the defense industry.

Turkish, Uzbek leaders discuss fight against COVID-19

The presidents of Turkey and Iran on April 22 discussed the global fight against the coronavirus pandemic in a phone call, according to an official statement.

Turkey's Directorate of Communications said Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani also exchanged views on bilateral relations and regional developments.