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Turkish, US defense chiefs discuss security, regional issues

Akar, Austin 'had positive exchange of views,' says Turkish National Defense Ministry

Beyza Binnur Dönmez   | 11.06.2021
Turkish, US defense chiefs discuss security, regional issues

ANKARA 

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

During the conversation, National Defense Minister Hulusi Akar and US Secretary of Defense Lloyd James Austin had "a positive exchange of views" on regional matters and bilateral defense and security issues before the upcoming NATO Summit, the Turkish National Defense Ministry said on Twitter.

A top-level meeting of NATO member states will be held on June 14 in Brussels, Belgium.

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