Iran, Turkey Discuss Closer Security Cooperation
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iran’s Ambassador to Ankara Mohammad Farazmand and Turkish Deputy Minister of Interior Muhterem Ince held talks on a range of issues, including ways to boost relations between the two neighboring countries in security fields.
During the meeting, held in Ankara on Saturday, Farazmand and Ince exchanged views on various security issues.
“Iran and Turkey have extensive and intensive cooperation in law enforcement, security, and the fight against terrorism, illicit drugs and organized crimes,” Farazmand said at the gathering.
Tehran and Ankara have ramped up efforts in recent years to boost bilateral trade, setting a $30-billion annual trade target and signing several agreements to enhance cooperation in various areas.
Turkey is one of Iran’s major trading partners in the region which has come under pressure from Washington to stop working with Tehran under a fresh wave of US anti-Iran sanctions.
Turkey has emphasized that the US demands to stop purchasing oil and gas from Iran would go unheeded by Ankara.