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Turkish, US defense chiefs discuss regional, bilateral security issues

Akar, Austin have 'positive, constructive' conversation over phone

Zafer Fatih Beyaz   | 19.06.2021
Turkish, US defense chiefs discuss regional, bilateral security issues

ANKARA

The Turkish defense minister on Saturday discussed bilateral security and regional issues with his US counterpart over the phone.

According to the Turkish National Defense Ministry, Hulusi Akar and Lloyd James Austin had "a positive and constructive” conversation.

The exchange comes days after a NATO summit in Brussels on June 14.


*Writing by Gozde Bayar

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