Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said that his country opposes the sanctions imposed on Iran, describing them as unfair.
During a joint press conference with his Iranian counterpart Hossein Amir Abdollahian, held on Monday in the Turkish capital, Ankara, Cavusoglu said, "We hope that the international parties will reach to reactivate the nuclear agreement with Iran, and if an agreement is reached, it will have a positive impact on our region and on both countries and will lead to to raise the level of trade exchange between them.
For his part, the Iranian minister expressed his country's understanding of Turkey's security concerns in Syria, adding that he discussed with his Turkish counterpart detailed issues about the security operation that Ankara intends to carry out, stressing that Iran believes in the necessity of a rapid and permanent response to Turkish concerns about its national security.
Since the end of last May, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has threatened to launch a military operation targeting two towns in northern Syria where Kurdish fighters are deployed, knowing that the United States and Russia have expressed their opposition to this attack, according to Reuters.
Ankara considers the Kurdish People's Protection Units, the backbone of the Syrian Democratic Forces, "terrorist", and considers them an extension of the Kurdistan Workers' Party, which has been waging an insurgency against it for decades, and since 2016, Turkey has carried out 3 military operations in northern Syria against the Kurdish People's Protection Units.
Reuters notes that Iran, which has emerged in the past few years as an ally of the Syrian regime, had called at the end of 2019 to end the Turkish military operation launched in northern Syria as soon as possible.
plan and map
On the other hand, Abdullahian said that Iranian officials presented the Turkish Foreign Minister during his recent visit to Tehran a comprehensive plan of action and a road map in order to deepen and improve bilateral relations, expressing Tehran's desire to move forward with this map.
With regard to the Western sanctions imposed on Iran, the Iranian minister said that he briefed his Turkish counterpart on the details of the recent visit of the High Representative for Foreign and Security Policy of the European Union Josep Borrell to Tehran, and they exchanged views in this regard.
"I hope that we will achieve better results in the upcoming Iran talks, especially with the presence of more realistic views and positions of the United States and other European countries," he said.Keywords: