The Chief of Staff of the Turkish Army: Iraq and Turkey Share In Facing Challenges, Especially Fight Against Terrorism

BAGHDAD, Turkey's chief of staff, Gen. Khulosi Akkar stressed his country's interest in Iraq as an important and neighborly partner with which Turkey has historical, geographical and social ties and is engaged in confronting challenges, particularly combating terrorism.

"The Iraqi ambassador to Turkey, Hussein Mahmud al-Khatib, met with the chief of staff, Gen. Khulosi Akkar, at the headquarters in Ankara, in the presence of the Iraqi military attache," the foreign ministry statement said.

The ambassador stressed Iraq's desire to strengthen relations between the two countries in all fields, including cooperation in the field of combating terrorism, pointing to the need for Turkey's interest in Iraq's water interests and resolving the problem of the presence of Turkish troops in Baasheqa.

For his part, the Turkish Chief of Staff stressed his country's interest in Iraq as an important and neighborly partner with which Turkey has historical, geographical and social ties and is taking part in confronting the challenges, foremost of which is fighting terrorism, expressing his country's readiness to cooperate with Iraq in the military and security fields.

Source: National Iraqi News Agency