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Turkish officials confirmed that Turkey’s Chief of Staff Gen. Hulusi Akar met Tuesday on the sidelines of a meeting of NATO military leaders with IOF (Israeli Occupation Forces) Deputy Chief of Staff Maj.-Gen. Yair Golan for the first high-level meeting [Tuesday 17/1/2017 in Brussels] between senior security officials from the two countries for first time in years. ~ Military leaders of 14 countries of the U.S.-led coalition against Daesh on Jan. 15 agreed to support Turkey’s ongoing Euphrates Shield operation. They confirmed their support for the Euphrates Shield operation, following the Conference of Global Coalition in Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia. ~ (links for sources at Jerusalem Post and Hurriyet Daily News).