World Bulletin / News Desk
Turkish President Abdullah Gul on Friday said that they hoped Turkey-Iran relations would get promoted in such a way so as to contribute to the peace, tranquility, stability and prosperity of the region.
President Abdullah Gul on Friday received First-Vice President of Iran Mohammed Reza Rahimi and an accompanying delegation in Ankara.
In a statement posted on their web site on Friday, the Turkish Presidency said that Gul's meeting with Rahimi was also attended by Iran's Minister of Industry, Mining and Trade Mehdi Qazanfari, Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu and Turkish Development Minister Cevdet Yilmaz.
Receiving the Iranian delegation, President Gul said that Turkey-Iran relations were crucial for regional peace.
Rahimi, in his part, said that the Iranian leadership were in agreement with each other about developing relations with Turkey in all fields possible.
Rahimi provided information to President Gul about his talks with Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and other senior Turkish officials while in Ankara.
The advanceof ISIL insurgents to within sight of the Turkish army on the Syrian border has piled pressure on Ankara to play a greater role in the U.S.-led coalition.
"Immediately subsequent to the 2015 elections, all parties in the parliament should free themselves from prejudice and come together to write a new constitution based on reconciliation," Erdogan said.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said "We will fight effectively against both ISIL and all other terrorist organizations within the region; this will always be our priority."
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Turkish government's motion for military action against ISIL is extensively covered by Turkish dailies on Wednesday.
The Syrian Kurdish People’s Defence Units (PYD), a strong affiliate of the Kurdish separatist PKK terrorist organization, asked for weapons from Turley to fight the ISIL.
U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker called on Turkey to 'lift barriers' for American investment in the country.
Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Bulent Arinc said a special 'solution process council' will guide government's efforts to solve the Kurdish issue.
The newly-submitted motion, seeking parliamentary mandate for military action, cites the rising threats on southern borders as a motive.
A Turkish warship was harrassed in international waters, while a Turkish training aircraft was tracked in international air space.
Turkey's energy minister says the strength of the dollar has made next month's price hike inevitable. But Turkish consumers currently pay lowest prices for gas among EU countries.
Tuesday's papers covered Turkish army's deploying armored vehicles and tanks along the Syrian border after mortar rounds fired by ISIL militants fell on Turkish territory.
Rumors have been circulating the media that the ISIL had surrounded the base at the Suleiman Shah tomb and taken patrolling Turkish soldiers “hostage” since last December.
Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Bulent Arinc said parliamentary mandates that sanction cross-border operations in Iraq and Syria will be boosted.
Relations between Egypt and Turkey have taken a turn for the worse since Morsi's ouster by the military.
Interior Minister Efkan Ala called on the UN and nations to assist with the refugee crisis on Turkey's southern border.