Tehran/Ankara, 18 July 2022 (TDI): The Foreign Minister of Iran, Hossein Amir Abdollahian, and Foreign Minister of Turkiye, Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu discussed developing political and consular relations over a phone call.

As both sides reviewed issues of political and consular relations, they expressed mutual satisfaction with the official bilateral visit of Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan to Tehran.

Noteworthy Turkish and Iranian Foreign Ministers held a phone call after the Iranian Foreign Minister recently paid an official visit to Turkiye in June.

Astana talks

The Astana peace process’s aim is towards ending the Syrian conflict and it involves Turkiye, Iran, and Russia. In line with this, it was launched in January 2017 by Russia and Iran. Together with allies of the Damascus regime, and rebel-backer Turkiye.

The 18th round of the international meeting on Syria in Astana format was held recently in Nur-Sultan in June.

According to the Turkish Foreign Ministry, during the Astana peace talks, the situation on the ground and counter-terrorism were discussed.

Other issues included the latest developments in the political process and humanitarian aid issues as well.

The Turkish Foreign Ministry highlighted that the parties stressed their strong commitment to Syria’s political unity and territorial integrity.

Conformably, the parties additionally condemned the actions of countries that support terrorist entities including illegitimate self-rule initiatives in northeast Syria.

In addition, all parties expressed their determination against the separatist agendas. Especially that pose threat to the national security of neighboring countries, including through cross-border attacks and infiltrations.

In November 2017, the Russian President hosted his counterparts. As well as at a peace congress in January 2018 in the Russian Black Sea resort of Sochi, which resulted in good intentions only.

Furthermore, in April 2018, Putin, Rouhani, and Erdogan also met in Ankara. Therefore, they agreed to pool forces in achieving a “lasting ceasefire” in Syria.

Regarding the Syrian conflict, the commitments to achieving progress are in line with the United Nations (UN) Security Council Resolution 2254.