‘Iran-Turkey talks on Egypt were vital’

6c1dddccc2448663e41eb953ca639502_LIran’s Ambassador to Ankara says consultations between regional heavyweights Iran and Turkey on the recent developments in Egypt have been “important and considerable.”

Alireza Bigdeli said in an interview with the TRT Turk International TV channel on Saturday the Foreign ministers of Iran and Turkey have recently held detailed discussions on the situation in Egypt.
In a meeting between Iran’s Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi and his Turkish counterpart Ahmet Davutoglu in the Turkish capital, Ankara, on July 12, major regional developments, most importantly the situation in Egypt and Syria, were discussed.
Bigdeli said at the end of the talks, the Iranian and Turkish foreign ministers stressed the importance of respecting the Egyptian people’s will.
He stated “Egypt is among the main pillars of the region and the Muslim world. Our stance is to respect the demands of the people in this country.”
He added Iran believes that the Egyptian people’s rich culture coupled with the prudence of the officials in Cairo can turn the current situation into a turning point in terms of the course of democracy in the region.
The envoy emphasized that the

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