By Emre Gurkan Abay
MOSCOW (AA) - The Turkish national defense minister discussed regional issues with his Russian counterpart over the phone, an official statement from Russia said Monday.
Turkey's Hulusi Akar spoke to Russia's Sergey Shoygu, according to Russia's National Defense Ministry.
The officials discussed recent developments in the region and North Africa.
* Writing by Erdogan Cagatay Zontur in Ankara