Key Decisions to Bolster Iran-Turkey Cooperation

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan met with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in Teheran on October 4.

"Turkey and Iran must take necessary measures against the vote. and Baghdad should make serious decisions. serious and rapid decisions must be taken", Khamenei was quoted as saying.

In the last week following the Kurdish referendum, Turkey has held joint military exercises with Iraq.

Turkey has threatened to close its land border and halt the export of oil from Iraqi Kurdistan to the Turkish port of Ceyhan, an economic lifeline.

"Words don't mean anything here as we didn't have a chance of a fair trial", said another defendant, Gokhan Sen.

Iraq's central government also opposes the vote.

In the same time-frame, the amount imported from Iraq dropped by 20%, as Iran replaces Iraq as the top supplier to Turkey.

The general also welcomed Turkey's participation in solving Syrian crisis, underlining upholding Syria's territorial integrity as well as Syrian-Syrian negotiations in tackling the Arab states' problems.

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Speaking at a meeting with Akar in Tehran, Shamkhani said the KRG's approach to hold the independence vote was "irresponsible and amateur".

Tehran and Ankara pledged Wednesday that they would ensure borders in the region remain unchanged after the recent Kurdish independence referendum in Iraq, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said Wednesday.

On Sunday, Turkish armed forces chief of staff Gen Hulusi Akar arrived in Tehran. The two countries support opposing sides of the civil war.

"But the people of Iraqi Kurdistan are our good neighbours, are our dear brothers".

Erdogan, whose security forces have been embroiled in a decades-long battle with Kurdish separatists in southeast Turkey, repeated his accusation that Israel was behind the Iraqi Kurds' referendum.

Erdogan's lawyer, who was present at the case, said that justice had been served. One of the MoUs will also pave the way for further cooperation between the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB) and Turkish Radio and Television Corporation (TRT) and the National Library and Archives Organization, Turkish Prime Minister's Archive Office.

The Kurds are the region's fourth largest ethnic group, spread across Iran, Turkey, Syria and Iraq, all of which oppose any moves towards a Kurdish state.

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