Meeting Between Turkish Minister of Defense Hulusi AKAR and Russian Minister of Defense Sergei Shoigu


Turkish Minister of Defense Hulusi AKAR has met Russian Minister of Defense Sergei Shoigu and his delegation in Ankara. During the meeting;
- The latest events in Syria has been assessed based on Astana and Sochi Memoranda,
- The meetings of delegations held between 31 Jan – 02 Feb in RF has been revised,
- The Leaders’ summit that will be held in Sochi on 14 Feb 2019 has been coordinated,
- Commitment and resolution to Astana Memorandum term has been reaffirmed,
- Despite all provocations, importance and continuation of cooperation between intelligence and armed forces units has been emphasized,
- Precautions regarding establishment of safety especially within İdlib Disarmament Zone has been discussed,
-Regarding the situation in Manbij and East of Euphrates, a common understanding exisits that Turkey's security concerns  stemming from PKK/YPG and DEASH terrorist organizations should be addressed
- Within the scope of territorial and political integrity of Syria, importance of cooperation against all kinds of terror has been reaffirmed.