Turkish FM in Tehran for Talks with Iranian Officials


Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu has arrived in the Iranian capital, Tehran, on a diplomatic visit and has met with President Hasan Rouhani.

The top Turkish diplomat was also due to meet his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif later Saturday, the official IRNA news agency reported.

Iran and Turkey hold regular consultations on regional issues, notably the crises in Syria and Iraq. While differing on Syria, Ankara and Tehran are both concerned about the threat of terrorism.

Despite their differences, “officials of the two countries are looking for solutions and seeking to draw closer their points of views, especially on Iraq and Syria,” IRNA said.