World Bulletin / News Desk
Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu has urged Iranian president to use his influence to help bring pressure on the Assad regime to end the crisis in Syria, Turkish diplomatic sources have said.
Davutoglu met with Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in New York on Wednesday at the request of the Iranian side, sources said.
The Turkish foreign minister told the Iranian leader that a recent meeting of Turkish, Iranian and Egyptian officials in Cairo was of great importance to build up pressure on the Assad regime.
Davutoglu also conveyed Turkey's unease over recent remarks by senior Iranian authorities as Ahmadinejad said the remarks did not reflect the official Iranian position and his country's sensitivities.
Sources said both sides had reaffirmed that the cooperation between Turkey and Iran was of utmost importance as Davutoglu conveyed Turkey's expectations from Iran over fight against terrorism.
Davutoglu also briefed Ahmadinejad over his recent visit to Myanmar as well as the situation in Somalia and Turkey's humanitarian assistance to the two countries.
Also 3,974 public employees dismissed over suspected FETO-links, according to a notice in the Official Gazette
Turkey's president expected to meet his counterpart Mukherjee, Deputy President Ansari, PM Modi during his two-day visit
Patrols aim to 'discourage escalation', US Central Command says
Turkish president says country's ongoing anti-terror fight against PKK, FETO and ISIL is a battle for survival
More than 71,000 officers from police, gendarmerie and coast guard involved in massive late night public security operation
Opinion piece penned by presidential aide in UK newspaper says Yes vote ended era of weak coalition governments
Turkey's Justice and Development Party will hold meeting to renew president's membership
Turkish president calls for 'common sense' in Macedonia
Neither European Court of Human Rights nor Constitutional Court can change decision of the people, says Yildirim
Russian surveillance vessel sinks after hitting freighter off Turkish coast
Turkish president defends constitutional change referendum
Attack in Ercis district of Van province leaves 3 village guards wounded
John Bass addresses 8th Atlantic Council Istanbul Summit