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Turkey’s cultural diplomacy ‘has a humanitarian dimension’

The mission of Yunus Emre Institute is not just limited to project Turkey's culture or encourage cultural exchange, according to its chairman. The strategy of the institute, which is celebrating its 10th year, has a humanitarian dimension to it. "We also want to answer the needs of our interlocutors," Professor Şeref Ateş has said.

Greek, Turkish defense ministers meet in Brussels

The defense ministers of Greece and Turkey met Wednesday on the sidelines of NATO's ministerial summit in Brussels.

The meeting between Evangelos Apostolakis and his Turkish counterpart Hulusi Akar - both former chiefs of their countries' respective armed forces - lasted about 30 minutes.

There was no immediate comment on the meeting.