TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Iran’s Ambassador to Iraq Iraj Masjedi and the Turkish envoy in the Arab country exchanged views about a range of issues, including the latest developments in the Middle East.

In the meeting held in Baghdad Sunday night, the two diplomats held talks on various regional topics, including a unilateral plan by Iraq’s semi-autonomous Kurdish region to hold an independence referendum later this month.

Officials in Iraq’s Kurdistan region have said the northern territory would hold the independence referendum on September 25.

Masoud Barzani, the president of the Iraqi Kurdish Regional Government (KRG), announced the vote on June 7.

Earlier this month, Iraqi parliamentarians rejected the legitimacy of the vote and the central government in Baghdad, which is strongly opposed to this move, has said it will do everything possible to keep the unity of the country intact.

Iraq’s neighbors, including Iran and Turkey, are also strongly opposed to such a move.