Turkish defense minister notes ‘constructive approach’ with Greece

Turkish Defense Minister Yasar Guler welcomed on Wednesday the "honest and constructive approach" that Ankara and Athens have adopted in recent months, adding that it is an important moment for bilateral relations.

He asserted, however, that Turkey's national interests would not be compromised.

Bulgaria Joins Black Sea Nations in Mine Clearance Pact Amid War In Ukraine

Turkey's Defense Minister, Yaşar Güler, announced plans for Bulgaria, Romania, and Turkey to ink an agreement next month aimed at clearing mines lingering in the Black Sea, a fallout from the war in Ukraine. This initiative follows extensive discussions among NATO allies grappling with the ramifications of Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

Güler says Türkiye anticipates progress in F-16 deal soon

Defense Minister Yaşar Güler has expressed optimism about the ongoing negotiations with the United States regarding Türkiye's request to purchase new F-16 fighter jets and modernization kits.

Güler announced that technical meetings between the two nations have been successfully concluded, emphasizing Türkiye's expectation for positive and concrete steps in the near future.

Defense ministers meet in ‘positive atmosphere’

A meeting between the Greek and Turkish defense ministers as part of the 5th Greece-Turkey High Level Cooperation Council in Athens took place "in a positive atmosphere," Defense Ministry sources have said.

Nikos Dendias received his Turkish counterpart, Yassar Guler, at the Armed Forces Officers' Club.

Handover ceremonies mark changes in military

Following deliberations by the Supreme Military Council, handover ceremonies have been conducted at the land and air forces commands to formalize the new assignments within the command structure.

The Defense Ministry unveiled that Gen. Musa Avsever, the retired Land Forces commander, transferred his responsibilities to Gen. Selçuk Bayraktaroğlu.