NATO's newly appointed Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg will visit Turkey on October 9-10 as part of his first group of visits to allied capitals.
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NATO's newly appointed Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg will pay a two-day visit to Turkey on October 9 as part of his first group of visits to allied capitals.
Stoltenberg took charge on October 1.
Stoltenberg is expected to meet President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, Defense Minister Ismet Yilmaz and Chief of General Staff General Necdet Ozel, a statement from the Turkish Foreign Ministry said Wednesday.
A detailed exchange of views on growing instability in the Middle East, primarily Iraq and Syria, and the current situation in Ukraine are expected to take place in the meetings, the statement added.
During his two-day stay in Turkey, Stoltenberg will also visit the U.S. Patriot missile units deployed in the southeastern Turkish province of Gaziantep to thwart potential attacks from Syria.