Syria aims to have strong relations with Turkey

Türkiye Materials 27 August 2008 18:00 (UTC +04:00)

In an exclusive interview, Syrian Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad said that the Middle East was a problematic region, reported Worldbulletin.

"Those happening in Iraq and Afghanistan and Iran's nuclear file are of common importance for Syria and Turkey," Mekdad said.

Mekdad also said that good relations between Turkey and Syria were reflected on the region, and said that recent talks between Turkish and Syrian executives indicated how important it was to exchange views on regional matters, particularly security and peace in the Middle East.

The Syrian deputy minister said that Turkey was mediating between Syria and Israel, and appreciated Turkey's efforts.

Mekdad also said that his country would work to boost relations with Turkey.