“We don’t want Syria to be divided into smaller states and we reached an agreement with the Iranian officials during my visit to Tehran that this disintegration won’t happen and that Syria would continue its life and presence as a powerful country,” Davutoglu said.Monday.
According to al-Alam news website quoting the Turkish Anadolu news agency, Davutoglu, meantime, warned that the ceasefire in Syria is still fragile, adding that the new political foundation in Syria should be representative of all Syrians and will not marginalize anyone.
Davutoglu heading a high-ranking delegation arrived in Tehran Saturday morning to mark the first official visit by a Turkish premier in the wake of the nuclear Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.
He was accompanied by ministers of economy, customs and trade, energy, transport, communications and development, government officials and representatives of major Turkish media.
Speaking at a joint press conference with First Vice President Eshaq Jahangiri, Davutoglu said that Iran and Turkey must develop a common perspective in order to stop outside powers from getting into the region.
“Turkey and Iran are at odds over the war in Syria, however, they must still develop a common perspective in order to stop foreign powers from getting into the region,” he added.
Jahangiri, for his part, underlined that Iran and Turkey are trying to resolve their major differences over the Syrian crisis in order to stabilize the volatile region of the Middle East.
He said Tehran and Ankara share common positions on a wide range of issues, however, they still have their differences over Syria and the region that they are determined to resolve for the sake of regional peace and security.
“The Takfiri and Salafi terrorists have destabilized the region, where Iran and Turkey share common interests. For that reason, the two neighbors are determined to resolve their differences through talks,” Jahangiri added.