Chiefs of Staff of Iranian and Turkish Armed Forces discuss Syria
Chief of Staff of Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Hossein Bagheri discussed Turkey’s military operation in Syria’s Afrin in a telephone conservation with his Turkish counterpart Hulusi Akar.
Bagheri noted that it is imperative to maintain the Syrian territorial integrity and that Turkey’s military operation should not harm the tripartite political talks which have to be successful so far. He also stressed that no harm should come to the innocent civilians within the operational zone.
Moreover, Akar explained to Bagheri that the main reason that Turkey started the military operation in Syria’s Afrin was to confront the terrorist groups which had gathered in the area and the threat they posed against Turkey’s villages and towns of Turkey.
He assured Bagheri that Turkey remains committed to its agreements with Iran and Russia, even as it respects Syrian territorial integrity, the Mehr news agency reported.