Turkey said on Wednesday Turkish and Iranian military commanders had agreed to continue “simultaneous and coordinated operations” against Kurdish militants, though Iran’s armed forces later said there were no joint operations, Reuters reported.
Turkey says agreed with Iran to continue operations against PKK
On Wednesday, the Turkish interior ministry said Turkish Gendarme Commander Arif Cetin and Iranian Border Forces Commander Qassem Rezai had agreed to continue “simultaneous and coordinated operations” for “some time” in a phone call.
In a separate phone call, Turkish and Iranian deputy interior ministers welcomed the stage reached in the operations, according to the interior ministry.
A spokesman for Iran’s armed forces later said there were no joint operations against militants from the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) between Turkey and Iran near the border. It was not clear where the operation was taking place or why the two countries were offering different accounts.