On Monday, Turkey’s Defense Minister held meeting with his Mongolian counterpart. Turkey’s Defense Minister Hulusi Akar met with Mongolian counterpart G.Saikhanbayar in the Turkish capital Ankara.
Minister G.Saikhanbayar paid a visit in Ankara to attend the Turkey-Mongolia Joint Economic Commission Meeting. After a face-to-face meeting, the two defense chiefs chaired talks between their countries’ delegations.
During the meeting, the Turkish Minister noted that there are strong historical and cultural ties between Turkey and Mongolia.
He also stressed the need for more cooperation in the fields of military education and the defense industry, and the importance of cooperation in the fight against the Fetullah Terrorist Organization (FETO) – the group behind the defeated 2016 coup attempt in Turkey, in which 251 people were killed and 2,734 injured.
Ankara accuses FETO of being behind a long-running campaign to overthrow the state through the infiltration of Turkish institutions, particularly the military, police and judiciary.