Turkey, Middle East

Turkish military chief visits Jordan

Gen. Hulusi Akar’s visit comes a day after Turkish foreign minister's meeting with Jordan king in capital Amman

Turkish military chief visits Jordan

By Mumin Altas and Laith al-Junaidi 


Jordan’s King Abdullah II met Tuesday with Turkish Chief of General Staff Gen. Hulusi Akar, according to the Jordanian Royal Court.

The meeting took up aspects of military cooperation between Jordan and Turkey and efforts aimed at fighting terrorism, the royal court said in a statement. 

Turkey and Jordan have inked a military cooperation agreement, the Jordanian army said in a statement on Tuesday. 

The deal came after Akar met his Jordanian counterpart Mahmoud Freihat, according to the statement. 

The two army chiefs discussed international and regional developments as well as cooperation and coordination between the two countries' militaries, the statement added. 

Akar arrived in Amman earlier on Tuesday for talks with Jordanian officials. 

On Monday, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu also visited Amman and met Jordanian King Abdullah II and his Jordanian counterpart, Ayman Safadi. 

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