TEHRAN, -- A senior adviser to Iran's Supreme Leader has reiterated Tehran's support for Turkish people and government in the face of threats, Press TV reported.
Ali Akbar Velayati hailed the Turkish people's resistance and success in thwarting a recent military coup attempt in the country and highlighted Iran's support for the Turkish government and nation, according to the report.
"Iran and Turkey are two very important countries among Islamic states and can influence the future of the Muslim world," Velayati said in a meeting with Turkish Ambassador to Tehran Riza Hakan Tekin.
Velayati urged Tehran and Ankara to tap into their common interests to strengthen cooperation in all fields, saying that minor differences between the two countries cannot impact the neighbourly ties.
"Some differences of opinion and views between the two sides will not deflect our attention away from the existing commonalities. This issue is very important for the expansion of relations between the two countries," he was quoted as saying.
The Turkish ambassador, for his part, said Ankara praises Tehran's stance against the recent coup attempt in Turkey.
Relations between Tehran and Ankara have reached their highest level over the past 10 years, Hakan Tekin added.
Iranian officials have unanimously condemned the coup attempt in Turkey and voiced their support for Turkey's government in foiling the bid.
Source: Name News Network