Iran, Turkey reach agreements over Syria
Tehran, Iran, March 6
By Mehdi Sepahvand –- Trend:
In a recent meeting between the presidents of Iran and Turkey, the two sides spoke “frankly” about the latest regional developments, Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi said at a press conference.
“The issues that existed between the two countries were discussed in that meeting and some agreements were made,” Qassemi said, but did not explain any further, Trend’s correspondent reported from the presser March 6.
The spokesman said that the meeting had been convened upon a request by the Turkish side.
“We think it was a timely meeting and with positive results,” he said.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan met on the sidelines of the Economic Cooperation Organization session in Pakistan’s capital Islamabad on March 1.
The meeting took place just a few days after Tehran and Ankara engaged in some political row over their regional policies, their approaches to Syria in particular.
Iran’s Foreign Ministry on February 20 summoned Turkish Ambassador to Tehran Riza Hakan Tekin over accusations by Turkish officials about Iran.
During a recent visit to Bahrain, Erdogan reportedly accused Iran of seeking to destabilize Iraq and Syria.
Iran is a staunch supporter of Syrian President Bashar Assad. Turkey used to work with the anti-Assad camp until mid-2016, when in a total turnabout it approached Russia which backs the Syrian government.
Syria found itself in a civil strife in 2011. The country soon grew into a venue for terrorist groups to make Syria a puddle of terror in the Middle East.