Turkish National Defense Minister Hulusi Akar traveled to Kars to observe the work of the Distinguished Visitors Day of the international exercises “Winter Exercises – 2023”, according to Turkish Ministry of National Defense.

Hulusi Akar and the Turkish Armed Forces command accompanying him were met at the airport by the Governor of Kars Türker Öksüz, the Commander of the 3rd Army Lieutenant General Yavuz Türkgenci and other officials.

Hulusi Akar also met Azerbaijani Defense Minister Zakir Hasanov at the airport, who arrived in Türkiye to participate in the Distinguished Visitors Day.

Later, Akar held a trilateral meeting with Zakir Hasanov and Georgian Defense Minister Juansher Burchuladze.