Erdogan says may visit Iran for anti-PKK cooperation

Erdogan said it was possible for Iran and Turkey to work together against the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) in Iraq's Kandil Mountains, where the PKK is based.

Erdogan says may visit Iran for anti-PKK cooperation

Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has said there is no significant tension between Turkey and Iran, but Turkey has warned Tehran about Syria on a number of occasions, saying Iran was pampering the Bashar al-Assad administration.

"We talked about this on the phone with Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Later, he sent a special representative [to Turkey]. We also talked with him. They did change their attitude [on Syria]. Soon I will send Hakan [Fidan, undersecretary of the National Intelligence Organization (MİT)]. I will most likely have talks with Ahmadinejad after the UN meeting," Erdoğan said, speaking to journalists during a flight to Libya from Cairo, where he visited on Monday and Tuesday.

Speaking on relations with Iran, Erdoğan said he also had plans to visit the Islamic republic. He said it was possible for Iran and Turkey to work together against the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) in Iraq's Kandil Mountains, where the PKK is based.

Cihan

Last Mod: 16 Eylül 2011, 16:20
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