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    Turkey's Chief of Staff Gen. Hulusi Akar, right, and his Russian counterpart Gen. Valery Gerasimov pose for a photograph before their talks in Ankara, Turkey, Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016

    Chief of Turkey's General Staff Arrives in Russia

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    According to media reports, Turkey's Chief of General Staff Gen. Hulusi Akar has arrived in Russia for defense cooperation talks.

    ANKARA (Sputnik) Turkey's Chief of General Staff Gen. Hulusi Akar has arrived in Russia for defense cooperation talks, Turkish television reported Tuesday, citing military sources.

    Akar is in Russia at his counterpart Gen. Valery Gerasimov's invitation to discuss bilateral military cooperation and regional issues, sources told Turkey's Haberturk broadcaster.


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