Turkish FM talks to Lavrov over phone on Iran nuclear talks
Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu held a phone conversation with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov on Saturday to discuss the ongoing talks over Iran's nuclear program, Anadolu Agency reported.
The two ministers discussed Iran's nuclear talks with the permanent members of the UN Security Council and Germany, also known as P5+1 countries, which began on November 7 in Geneva, said diplomatic sources.
They also discussed Syria crisis and Davutoglu's upcoming visit to Russia in late November.
Davutoglu said he was pleased that Iran's nuclear talks were making progress.
Turkey has always supported a peaceful resolution to Iran's disputed nuclear program and is ready to contribute to the agreement to be reached by Iran and P5+1 countries, Davutoglu said.
Lavrov appreciated Turkey's constructive attitude towards Iran's nuclear talks.
Davutoglu and Lavrov agreed to resume talks over the humanitarian dimension of the conflict in Syria and the Geneva 2 Conference and to cooperate on Syria crisis.
More than 100,000 people have been killed in the conflict in Syria and over two million Syrians are now registered as refugees in neighboring countries,Turkey, Lebanon and Iraq, according to the UN.