Iran, Turkey have historic bonds: Salehi
Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi said on Sunday night that Iran and Turkey have historic diplomatic relations, IRNA reported.
Foreign Minister Salehi made the remark in a joint press conference with the visiting Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu in Tehran late Sunday.
While congratulating the victory of Davutoglu's Justice and Development (AK) Party in recent parliamentary elections of Turkey, Salehi said that the visit of Foreign Minister Davutoglu after victory of his party in Turkish elections should be taken as a good omen.
'We discussed regional developments and Syria's political conditions in our bilateral talks. We emphasized that the regional developments will influence the whole world,' he added.
Salehi pointed out that the volume of trade transactions between Tehran and Ankara is currently $14 billion which will reach $30 billion within next few years.
Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu for his part said that in his negotiations with Foreign Minister Salehi they discussed the regional issues, as well as the recent political developments in the Middle East and North Africa.
'We hope that the political developments of the region will result in stability of the region and the ruling systems would pay heed to people's legitimate demands for reforms,' he added.
Commenting on the recent popular uprisings in Bahrain, Yemen and Libya, Davutoglu noted that all countries should exchange views with Iran (as major regional country) on developments of these countries.
'We are against any attempt that contradicts human rights and opposes people's demands,' Turkish foreign minister added.