Turkish president to visit Iran in Oct.
Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told a television channel that he will pay an official visit to Iran on October 4.
Turkey and Iran maintain close ties, he told Turkish television A Haber on Friday, adding that during his visit he will discuss regional and bilateral issues, including fighting terrorism, with the Iranian authorities, IRNA reported.
Erdogan said that the Iran-turkey joint economic commission will also be held at the same time.
Prior to the visit, Turkey’s Chief of Staff General Hulusi Akar will travel to Iran, according to the Turkish president.
Last month, Chairman of the Chiefs of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Baqeri paid a three-day visit to Turkey at the head of a high-ranking politico-military delegation and held meetings with Akar, President Erdogan, Turkish Defense Minister Nurettin Canikli and other senior officials.
On September 10, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani met with his Turkish counterpart on the sidelines of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Summit in Kazakhstan’s capital, Astana.