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Greek, Turkish defense ministers meet in Brussels

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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.