Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar joins Anadolu Agency’s Editor Desk meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2018.
Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar expects to hold talks with his Russian counterpart Sergei Shoigu on October 27, he said in an interview with the Anadolu Agency on Wednesday.
“Most heavy weapons and militants of radical groups have been withdrawn from the demilitarized zone in Idlib. On Saturday, we will have a chance to discuss these issues in detail with Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu. We expect that thanks to this effort our work [in Syria] will be more successful,” Akar said.
The Turkish defense minister said due to cooperation with Russia on Syria “the cases of ceasefire violations reduced by 90%.”