Turkish army chief meets Iraqi counterpart in Baghdad
Turkish, Iraqi chiefs-of-staff talk military cooperation, regional security
ERSIN ÇELIK,  AA  Friday 09:07, 02 March 2018
Chief of General Staff of Turkish Armed Forces Gen. Hulusi Akar (L) and Iraqi Army Chief of Staff Gen. Othman al-Ghanimi (R) hold joint press conference after their meeting in Baghdad, Iraq on March 01, 2018

Chief of General Staff of Turkish Armed Forces Gen. Hulusi Akar (L) and Iraqi Army Chief of Staff Gen. Othman al-Ghanimi (R) hold joint press conference after their meeting in Baghdad, Iraq on March 01, 2018

Turkish Chief-of-Staff Gen. Hulusi Akar met with his Iraqi counterpart Gen. Othman al-Ghanimi in Baghdad on Thursday.

After Akar was received by Iraqi Defense Minister Erfan al-Hiyali at the Defense Ministry building in Baghdad, the three reportedly discussed regional security and means of enhancing bilateral military relations.

“Turkey and Iraq have been facing the same risks and threats that generated from the latest regional situations,” said Akar.

“We would like to boost our relations and collaborate over the war against terrorism and border security,” he added.

Ghanimi said: “This visit will be beneficial for the people on both sides."

Last September, Ghanimi met Akar in Turkish capital Ankara in the run-up to last year’s illegitimate poll on Kurdish regional independence.

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