Recent developments in Iraq and Syria were discussed in a security meeting in Ankara chaired by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday. Turkey’s military campaign against terrorism as well as other developments in the region were also discussed in the meeting. The meeting was held amid ongoing tensions in the region following a referendum held by the Kurdish Regional Government (KRG) in northern Iraq on Monday. In recent days, Ankara has launched a military exercise across the border from KRG territory and threatened restrictions at the main frontier crossing.
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