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Turkish, British, Italian defense chiefs meet in Sicily

Top officials discuss trilateral relations in defense, security plus regional issues

Sarp Ozer   | 11.06.2021
Turkish, British, Italian defense chiefs meet in Sicily Turkish National Defense Minister Hulusi Akar ( L ) meets British Secretary of State for Defense Ben Wallace ( C ) and Italian Defense Minister Lorenzo Guerini ( R ) ahead of his Libya visit, in Sicily, Italy on June 11, 2021. ( Arif Akdogan - Anadolu Agency )


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

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.

After the tripartite talks, Akar also held a bilateral meeting with Wallace.

Following the meetings which Akar called "constructive and positive", the Turkish defense chief set out for Libya.

*Writing by Seda Sevencan

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