October 27, 2009
Turkish PM arrives in Tehran
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has arrived in Tehran for a two-day visit.
Erdogan and his high-ranking delegation were welcomed on arrival by Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki at Tehran’s Mehrabad international airport on Monday night.
The Turkish prime minister is scheduled to meet with Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, and Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani during his stay in Iran.
Erdogan’s talks with Iranian officials will focus on ways to enhance bilateral ties and exchanges of views on issues of common concern.
Ahead of his arrival in Tehran, Erdogan said the West had treated Iran unfairly over its nuclear program.
He said that it was “unfair and unjust” to pressure Iran over its nuclear program when other countries have nuclear weapons.