Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said that Turkish-Iranian dialogue is quite crucial in this critical period when sectarian tensions are tried to be provoked, while speaking at a think tank institution in Tehran on Tuesday. Stating that Turkey is pleased that P5+1 and Iran reached an agreement in Geneva, Turkish FM said that Turkey has been contributing to the nuclear deal for more than six years. “The agreement between Iran, Turkey and Brazil in 2010 was a missed opportunity. If that agreement was respected rather than going to further sanctions I am sure that it would be an easier asset for today’s agreement because Iran did not enrich 20% of uranium,” stated Davuoglu. Davutoglu said that Turkey doesn’t want nuclear weapon in the region, “But at the same time we don’t want any limitation on peaceful technology in any way” added Davutoglu. Davutoglu also underlined that Turkey is in favor of all peaceful technological development and this agreement in that sense.
“There is a need of dialogue and need of economic interdependency and Turkish-Iranian relations are the backbone of the stability in the region,” said FM Davutoglu.
Touching upon the Turkish foreign policy sentiments of developing relations with major world powers and Turkey’s move into different regions, FM Davutoglu said “We are not in cold war, our relations with Russia is not alternative to the US vice versa. We are a member of NATO and want to be a member of EU but these are not an obstacle before developing relations with other countries.”