Davutoglu and Salehi 311.
(photo credit: REUTERS)
Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu vowed Thursday that his country would not allow attacks on Iran to be carried out from its territory, Turkish daily Hurriyet reported.
Davutoglu made the comments at a joint press conference in Tehran with his Iranian counterpart Ali Akbar Salehi.
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Davutoglu stated that Turkey and Iran trust each other. "I certainly do not see Iran as a threat," Hurriyet
quoted Davutoglu as saying.
The Turkish foreign minister arrived in Iran on Wednesday
for talks with Salehi on Iran's nuclear program and developments in neighboring Iraq and Syria.
Davutoglu's visit was described as being in the framework of regular
talks between the two ministers, but it comes at a key time for the
region and relations between the two regional powers.
"It is intended that they will exchange views on topical subjects such
as Iran's nuclear program and developments in Syria and Iraq," the
Turkish foreign ministry said.
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Davutoglu's visit was set to finish on Thursday.
Turkey is evaluating whether to seek a waiver from the United States to
exempt Turkish oil importer Tupras from new US sanctions on institutions
that deal with Iran's central bank, a Turkish official said on Tuesday.
US ally Turkey is among the biggest buyers of Iranian oil and gas. It
gets about 30 percent of its oil from neighbor Iran, and Tupras,
Turkey's biggest crude oil importer is a big buyer of Iranian crude.Reuters contributed to this report.
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