Iranian FM spokesman said Tehran and Ankara have boosted cooperation and political talks for restoring regional stability despite differences on Syrian crisis.
Bahram Qassemi, Iran's Foreign Ministry spokesman, said Turkey is a major neighbor that Iran needs to cooperate with, even as Tehran an Ankara have some differences on the crisis in Syria.
Qassemi said the two countries have increased cooperation and ramped up negotiations recently to restore regional stability.
He further said that the two neighbors have become closer and boosted their cooperation since a July coup to oust Erdogan failed.
Qassemi added that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will visit Iran in the near future but did not comment on the date of the trip.
Tehran and Ankara share views on some issues and have disagreements on some other issues, but that would not prevent cooperation between the two nations, he emphasized.
“We do not dictate our views on anybody and would not allow anybody to dictate theirs on us either,” Qassemi said, referring to the difference of opinion between Iran and Turkey on the Syrian crisis.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad-Javad Zarif has recently paid a visit to Turkey to hold meetings with his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu and President Erdogan.
During the meetings, Zarif discussed different aspects of bilateral ties with his counterpart so that the two countries could further develop mutual interactions.