Iran, Turkey ties key to regional security: Tehran

Tehran, May 1 (IANS) The ties between Iran and Turkey are strategic and contribute to the regional security, an official said here Wednesday.

Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast made the remarks during a meeting with his visiting Turkish counterpart Levent Gumrukcu here, the Press TV said, according to Xinhua news agency.

They discussed regional and international developments, bilateral issues and the means to expand media cooperation between Tehran and Ankara, the report said.

For his part, the Turkish official stressed the need for the expansion of Iran-Turkey media ties in order to enlighten public opinion and remove ambiguities between the two countries regarding regional developments.

On Tuesday, at a press conference in Tehran Gumrukcu stressed that despite differences of opinion between Turkey and Iran over a number of issues, there is no mistrust between the two countries, according to Press TV.

He added that finding a political solution to the crisis in Syria is Ankara’s priority.

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