Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has voiced his country's readiness to mediate between the new Obama administration and Iran, reported Presstv.
Erdogan stressed that Obama's election as the new US president has created new opportunities for a shift in relations between the US and Iran, The New York Times reported.
US President-elect Barack Obama had declared during his election campaign that he would consider holding talks with Iran without preconditions.
"We are ready to be the mediator... I do believe we could be very successful," Erdogan said.
"We watch the relations between Iran and the US with great concern," he added. "We expect such issues to be resolved at the table. Wars are never solutions in this age."
Erdogan also offered Obama some advice: "Maintain the steadiness of your spine, but don't engage in fights."
Turkey argues that it in a unique position to mediate between Tehran and Washington as it is a NATO member and a Muslim country with close cultural ties with Iran.
Turkey also secured a seat at the UN Security Council as a non-permanent member last month.