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Iran’s Top General in Turkey for Talks

Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Hossein Baqeri arrived in Ankara on Tuesday morning for talks with top Turkish military and political officials.

Heading a military delegation, the top Iranian general is going to hold meetings with Chief of the General Staff of Turkey Hulusi Akar and with Minister of National Defense of Turkey Nurettin Canikli.

Major General Baqeri is also scheduled to have a meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan during the official visit.

The meetings will reportedly revolve around Iran-Turkey defense ties, the regional developments, cooperation on the border affairs, and the fight against terrorism.

Iran and Turkey enjoy cordial bilateral relations. Despite some differences on regional issues, Iran and Turkey are two sides of a trilateral mechanism to maintain ceasefire in certain parts of Syria.

Tehran, Ankara and Moscow cooperation has led to several successful indirect talks between the Syrian government and the opposition groups in the Kazakh capital of Astana.

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