Iran’s Armed Forces Chief of Staff Baqeri visits Turkey

Iranian General Mohammad Bagheri, chief of staff of Iran's armed forces, speaks during the annual military parade marking the anniversary of the start of Iran's 1980-1988 war with Iraq, on September 21, 2016, in the capital Tehran. / AFP PHOTO / CHAVOSH HOMAVANDI

Maj. Gen. Mohammad Bagheri, the chief of staff of Iran’s armed forces, is visiting Turkey on Tuesday together with a high-ranking political-military delegation, the Hürriyet daily reported.

Maj. Gen. Bagheri arrived on Tuesday in the Turkish capital city of Ankara upon an official invitation from Turkish Chief of General Staff Gen. Hulusi Akar.

Fighting against terrorism, regional developments, bilateral relations in the defense industry and border cooperation are some of the topics that are expected to be discussed during the meetings, which will last three days.

The Iranian commander, who is visiting Turkey for the first time, will meet Turkish President Tayyip Erdoğan and other Turkish senior officials during his stay.

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