Vice President Calls Davutoglu

Vice President Calls DavutogluVice President Calls Davutoglu

First Vice President Es’haq Jahangiri says close cooperation between Iran and Turkey is crucial to countering terrorism.

In a phone call to Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu on Sunday, Jahangiri expressed regret over the deadly bomb blast which killed at least 95 and injured 245 in the Turkish capital, Ankara on Saturday.

“With regard to the sensitive status in the region and attempts by foreign powers to exploit the situation, increased dialogue and intensive consultations between the two sides is of great importance,” he said, adding that “Middle East security depends on the stability of all countries in the region,” IRNA reported.

Davutoglu said Iran-Turkey fraternal relations necessitate enhancing anti-terrorism cooperation.

“Terrorism is a grave threat to all nations. Collaboration between the two nations in the fight against militant groups such as the Islamic State, PKK and Pejak is a must as it affects the region’s future,” he added.