Readout of visit between Commander, U.S. European Command and Turkish military leaders

U.S. European Command Commander Gen. Tod D. Wolters met with Turkish Minister of Defense Hulusi Akar and Turkish Chief of Defense Gen.Yasar Guler today to discuss ongoing bilateral defense activities between the two nations



By U.S. European Command Public Affairs United States European Command Stuttgart, Germany Jan 30, 2020

U.S. European Command Commander Gen. Tod D. Wolters met with Turkish Minister of Defense Hulusi Akar and Turkish Chief of Defense Gen.Yasar Guler today to discuss ongoing bilateral defense activities between the two nations.

The leaders discussed a broad range of topics, including Turkey's leadership role as a strategic NATO ally in the region, ongoing security matters in Syria, maritime operations in the eastern Mediterranean Sea, and the continuing strong defense relationship through joint exercises and training.

Wolters additionally shared his appreciation for Turkey's deep commitment to regional security and for continuing to host U.S. forces in the country as a demonstration of that commitment.

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