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NATO chief welcomes US, Turkey cooperation in N. Syria

Stoltenberg's remarks come in news conference ahead of NATO defense ministers meeting in Brussels

12.02.2019
NATO chief welcomes US, Turkey cooperation in N. Syria NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg holds a press conference ahead of a Defense Ministers meeting, in Brussels, Belgium on February 12, 2019. ( Dursun Aydemir - Anadolu Agency )

By Ali Murat Alhas

ANKARA

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg on Tuesday welcomed the cooperation between Turkey and the U.S. in northern Syria.

Stoltenberg’s remarks came in a news conference ahead of NATO defense ministers meeting slated for Feb. 13-14 in Brussels headquarters.

Turkey’s Defense Minister Hulusi Akar is expected to meet Patrick Shanahan, the acting U.S. defense secretary on the sidelines of NATO meeting on Wednesday, according to an official Turkish statement.

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