Turkish, Iranian, Iraqi top soldiers to meet amid regional developments
Uğur Ergan - ANKARAThe chief of staff of Turkey, Iran and Iraq will hold trilateral talks soon amid latest developments in the region.
Chief of Staff Gen. Hulusi Akar will meet his Iranian counterpart Major General Mohamed Baqeri ahead of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s visit to Tehran on Oct. 4.
The two soldiers are expected to discuss Iraq and developments in Syria as well as fight against the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK).
The Iranian chief of staff had visited Ankara on Aug. 15.
Separately, Iraqi Chief of Staff Gen. Othman al-Ghanimi arrived in Ankara on Sept. 23.
Gen. al-Ghanimi and Gen. Akar will hold their meeting at General Staff headquarters in Ankara.
The two officials will discuss the planned referendum in Kurdish Regional Government (KRG), Iraq's territorial integrity as well as fight against terrorism during their meeting.