ANKARA

Turkey’s defense chief hosted his Indonesian counterpart in the capital Ankara on Thursday.

Hulusi Akar met Prabowo Subianto in a military ceremony at the Defense Ministry.

The two had private talks following the official ceremony and participated in discussions held by Turkish and Indonesian delegations.

Security and cooperation in military and defense industries were the headlines of the meeting.

Jakarta and Ankara have strong relations in boosting the defense industry.

Indonesian military products manufacturer PT Pindad and Turkish armored vehicle producer FNSS signed an agreement in 2015 to produce medium tank prototypes.

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