Turkey: Erdogan chairs Extraordinary Security Meeting in Istanbul

Turkey: Erdogan chairs Extraordinary Security Meeting in Istanbul

Head of MIT and Minister of Defence were present

A meeting on Turkey’s national security issues, chaired by Recep Tayyip Erdogan, was held in Istanbul on Wednesday afternoon.

The meeting was attended by Turkish Defence Minister Hulusi Akar, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu, Turkish Secret Service Commander Hakan Fidan, Turkish Armed Forces Chief of Staff Yaşar Güler, the Commanders of the Army, Airforce and Navy, and the director of communication of the Turkish Presidency, Fahrettin Altun.

According to an official statement, developments in Syria, Libya and the wider region were discussed.

Of note is the fact that the meeting did not take place by teleconference as was common practice in the meetings the Turkish President participated in recent months due to the coronavirus, but also that everyone wears masks except Erdogan./ibna