Turkish State Minister & Deputy Prime Minister Bulent Arinc said on Sunday that all the people in Syria, starting from the country's president to the citizens on the street, had friendly and brotherly emotions towards Turkey, Anadolu Agency reported.
Arinc, who is currently paying a formal visit to Syria, briefed reporters on his meeting with Syrian President Bashar al-Asad.
Arinc said that bilateral and regional issues were on the agenda of the meeting during which al-Asad also promised to provide all kinds of opportunities to Turkish investors who desired to do business in Syria.
Minister Arinc also said that al-Asad expressed his appreciation over Turkey's stance regarding the Syrian-Israeli conflict and the Palestinian issue.
Upon a question on whether security issue and terrorist organization PKK were on the agenda of the gathering, Arinc said such issues were not discussed, however, the Syrian president said that his country would support Turkey in every matter.
Commenting on his meeting with Syrian Parliament Speaker Mahmoud al-Abrash as well, Arinc said Turkish and Syrian parliaments had strong relations.
Abrash also expressed the importance Syria attached to Turkey during the talks, Arinc said.