Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar and his British counterpart Ben Wallace met in Istanbul on Tuesday.

Akar welcomed Wallace with a military ceremony, and the duo later held a bilateral meeting. They also chaired a meeting between delegations, the Turkish Defense Ministry said in a statement.

During the meeting attended by Turkey’s Naval Forces Commander Adnan Ozbal and Deputy National Defense Minister Muhsin Dere, the delegations exchanged views on bilateral and regional defense and security issues.

*Writing by Faruk Zorlu

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