Turkish president receives NATO chief in Istanbul

– Meeting started at Dolmabahce Palace at 1120 GMT

By Berk Ozkan

ISTANBUL (AA) – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday received NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg at the Dolmabahce Palace in Istanbul.

The meeting, which was closed to the media, started at 1120 GMT and lasted an hour.

Turkey's Defense Minister Hulusi Akar also met with Stoltenberg. During the meeting, the two discussed matters of defense and security.

* Writing by Erdogan Cagatay Zontur