Iran's envoy cautions about efforts to undermine Iran-Turkey close ties
Tehran's Envoy to Ankara Bahman Hosseinpour lauded the close ties and cooperation between Iran and Turkey, and cautioned that efforts are underway to undermine the intimate relations between the two neighboring states, FNA reported.
Speaking in a meeting in Ankara on Wednesday, Hosseinpour said the Tehran-Ankara ties are in the best possible level.
He said some sides are trying to show that Iran and Turkey as rivals in the region, whereas they are complementary to each other.
Putting volume of Iran-Turkey trade at more than $16 billion, the diplomat said the figure is expected to reach close to $30 billion in the near future.
He said relations between the two countries are in the highest level and are expanding despite difference of opinion between Iranian and Turkish officials on certain subjects, including Syria.
Iran and Turkey have in recent years increased their cooperation in all the various fields of economy, security, trade, education, energy and culture.
The two sides have exchanged several politico-economic delegations during the last few months.
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan after his recent visit to Iran late March called for Tehran and Ankara's joint cooperation to resolve the Syrian problems.
The Turkish premier called for a new political paradigm for Syria but stressed that all foreign nations "should respect the will of the Syrian nation".
"Iran and Turkey should launch joint cooperation and help each other in this regard," he reiterated.