Greek, Turkish defense ministers meet in Brussels


The defense ministers of Greece and Turkey met Wednesday on the sidelines of NATO’s ministerial summit in Brussels.

The meeting between Evangelos Apostolakis and his Turkish counterpart Hulusi Akar – both former chiefs of their countries’ respective armed forces – lasted about 30 minutes.

There was no immediate comment on the meeting.

The two were expected to explore ways of restoring previous confidence-building measures or adapting them to current circumstances.

The meeting of the two men, who reportedly enjoy a warm relationship, came on the heels of last week’s meeting in Turkey between Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.