Iran, Turkey Share Common Interests in Region

Iran, Turkey Share Common Interests in RegionIran, Turkey Share Common Interests in Region

Turkish Ambassador to Iran Reza Hakan Tekin underlined the importance of relations between the two countries, saying Tehran and Ankara share common interests in the Middle East. “Just by looking at a map, we would see how important these two countries are for one another,” Tekin told a conference titled “Turkey’s Middle East Policies” at Tehran’s Shahid Beheshti University on Monday, Tasnim News Agency reported.

“National interest is the main element of international politics,” he said. “But it is not possible to say this for Turkey and Iran because our interests are common and if we have a competition, it is in line with the interests of both countries,” he said.

Tekin said, “In principle, we want the region’s problems to be solved by the countries of this region. Every problem, which can’t be solved, becomes deeper.

“Our vision for the region is to ensure permanent peace, stability and economic development. If we can achieve this, the future will be much brighter.”


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