German defense chief: "Turkey is an important NATO ally"

German defense chief: "Turkey is an important NATO ally"
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  • calendar-gray 02 February 2021

Turkey is an important NATO ally for us, the German defense chief said on Tuesday, ahead of a meeting with her Turkish counterpart, APA reports citing Anadolu Agency.

Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer welcomed Turkish National Defense Minister Hulusi Akar at the headquarters of the German Defense Ministry for talks on various aspects of bilateral defense cooperation, international security issues, and the recent developments in the Eastern Mediterranean.

Germany’s Defense Ministry posted a photo of Kramp-Karrenbauer greeting Akar at the entrance of the historic building complex, known as Bendlerblock.

“Turkey is, and will remain, an important NATO partner, complex issues will be on the agenda today,” the tweet said.

The ministers are expected to discuss a wide range of contemporary issues, including fight against terrorism, NATO’s missions in Afghanistan and Iraq, developments in the Black Sea region, and the situation in the Eastern Mediterranean.

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