ISTANBUL

Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan received Ukraine’s vice prime minister on Thursday.

Held In Vahdettin Pavilion in Istanbul, the closed-door meeting with Oleh Urusky was also attended by Turkish Communications Director Fahrettin Altun, Turkish presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin and the head of Turkey’s Defense Industries Presidency, Ismail Demir.

No further details of the meeting were provided.

Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar also held meeting with Urusky to discuss bilateral, regional defense and security issues, and cooperation on the defense industry, the National Defense Ministry said in a statement.

Separately, Erdogan also received Khalid al-Mishri, head of Libya’s High State Council, in Vahdettin Pavilion. Turkey’s parliament Speaker Mustafa Sentop also attended the meeting.

*Writing by Erdogan Cagatay Zontur

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