Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and his Turkish counterpart, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, exchanged views on a range of issues, including the latest developments in war-hit Syria and the demise of the former Iranian president Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani.
Ali Akbar Velayati, an international advisor to Iran’s Leader, hailed Turkey’s decision to pull its troops out of a town near Mosul in north of Iraq, expressing the hope for a thaw in relations between Turkey and Syria as well.
Iranian Foreign Ministry on Sunday strongly denounced the recent terrorist attacks in the Turkish city of Istanbul and Iraqi capital of Baghdad.
An Iranian official says Ankara’s decision to withdraw from its previous stances towards the Syrian government during the recent trilateral meeting with Iran and Russia is a turning point in Syria developments.
A photo of Iranian Foreign Minister’s bodyguard closely watching his Turkish counterpart has been widely covered in world media, particularly those of Turkey.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says Iran, Russia and Turkey have started the process of finding a political solution to the Syria crisis.
Following the assassination Monday of Russia’s ambassador in Ankara and concerns about escalation of situation in Turkey, Iran’s Foreign Ministry issued a travel warning on Tuesday, calling on Iranians to refrain from unnecessary travels to the neighboring country.
Iranian consulates in three Turkish cities offer no consular services on Tuesday, Iran’s Foreign Ministry announced, after the assassination of Russia’s ambassador to Ankara on Monday.