Fikri Işık

Turkish defense minister to press charges against CHP MP over claims of meeting with coup figure

Turkish Defense Minister Fikri Işık is preparing to press legal charges against main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) Istanbul deputy Eren Erdem after the latter claimed that the minister met with a key figure in Turkey's failed July 2016 coup attempt, Adil Öksüz, just a day before the putsch.

Turkey says it won't take part in 'Greek show' over Aegean

Turkish Defense Minister Fikri Işık criticized his Greek counterpart Panos Kammenos for his April 16 visit to Eşek Island (Agathonisi in Greek), the sovereignty of which is disputed, vowing that Turkey will not become a part of a "Greek show" in the Aegean but will also not allow any fait accompli.

Investigation to be opened over main opposition leader's visit to base: Minister

An investigation will be opened following main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu's visit to a military base in the western province of Balıkesir on April 13, where he was greeted by a guard of honor, Defense Minister Fikri Işık has said, state-run Anadolu Agency reported on April 24.

Raqqa offensive will be delayed if cooperation with YPG continues: Turkish defense minister

Turkey has repeated its offer to the U.S. to jointly stage the long-anticipated Raqqa operation with the inclusion of the Free Syrian Army (FSA) and including Arab forces within the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), Defense Minister Fikri Işık said on April 21. 

Turkey at 'final stage' with Russia over S-400 missile system: Defense minister

Turkey's talks with Russia about the purchase of the S-400 air missile defense system have reached a "final stage," although this does not mean a deal will be signed immediately, Defense Minister Fikri Işık said on April 21.

Işık also told a news conference that NATO countries have not presented a "financially effective" offer on an alternative defense system.