• Russian, Iranian, Turkish foreign ministers to discuss Syria soon Yesterday 11:35

    Russian, Iranian, Turkish foreign ministers to discuss Syria soon

    TEHRAN – The Russian, Iranian and Turkish foreign ministers will hold contacts soon on how to settle the Syrian conflict, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov announced on Wednesday.

  • Advisor urges closer parliamentary ties with Turkey Yesterday 11:33

    Advisor urges closer parliamentary ties with Turkey

    TEHRAN – Hossein Amir Abdollahian, a senior foreign policy advisor to the Iranian parliament speaker, met on Tuesday with Turkey’s ambassador to Tehran to discuss expansion of parliamentary relations and closer coordination between the two neighbors.

  • Tim Anderson 2017-11-13 20:58

    by Zahra Sadat khezri

    Syria war intended to divide, weaken independent nations: Sydney University’s Anderson

    Tim Anderson says ‘Washington has not yet found a way to accept defeat’ in Syria

    Tim Anderson, a senior lecturer in political economy at the University of Sydney, believes that the war on Syria was intended to weaken and divide independent countries in the region.

  • Iran re-elected to IFRC governing board 2017-11-08 13:15

    Iran re-elected to IFRC governing board

    TEHRAN — The Red Crescent Society of the Islamic Republic of Iran was re-elected to the governing board of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC).

  • Iranian, Russian, Turkish military chiefs to meet soon 2017-11-04 09:50

    Iranian, Russian, Turkish military chiefs to meet soon

    TEHRAN – Major General Mohammad Baqeri, the chief of staff of the Iranian armed forces, will meet with his Russian and Turkish counterparts in the near future, Turkish media reported on Friday.

  • Turkish investors to visit Iran on hotel building plan 2017-10-21 20:07

    Turkish investors to visit Iran on hotel building plan

    TEHRAN – A delegation of Turkish investors and tour operators will follow up on the issue of building ten five-star hotels in Iran during a visit to the country within the next two months, Iran’s tourism chief says.

  • Turkey_U.S. 2017-10-11 02:06

    Visa dispute is another sign of Turkey’s drift

    The longstanding Washington-Ankara alliance shows severe strain amid tit-for-tat row

  • Iraq 2017-10-08 09:52

    by Fehim Tastekin

    Turkey lays out plans for Iraq's Kurds after independence vote

    Turkey is studying a variety of ways to punish Iraqi Kurds for approving an independence referendum Sept. 25. In addition to restricting oil trade and cutting off airspace, one plan being considered would create a new border crossing to Iraq that supposedly would allow Turkey to bypass northern Iraq and the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) altogether.

  • Iraq asks Iran, Turkey to shut borders with KRG 2017-10-08 09:36

    Iraq asks Iran, Turkey to shut borders with KRG

    TEHRAN – Iraqi Foreign Ministry spokesman Ahmed Mahjoub has said Baghdad had sent an official request to Ankara and Tehran urging them to close their borders with the Iraqi Kurdistan and limit the oil trade with the region, the Anadolu news agency reported on Saturday.

  • Iran-Turkey 2017-10-05 15:06

    Turkey to host exclusive expo of Iranian goods in late Oct.

    TEHRAN - An exclusive exhibition of Iranian goods and services is due to be held in Turkish capital Istanbul on October 25-28, IRNA reported on Wednesday.

  • دیدار رجب طیب اردوغان رئیس جمهور ترکیه با رهبر انقلاب اسلامی 2017-10-05 14:59

    Kurdish referendum an act of treason: Leader

    TEHRAN – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan met with Iran’s Supreme Leader in Tehran on Wednesday to discuss mutual political concerns, particularly the recent Kurdish referendum in Iraq and the Syrian crisis.

  • Erdogan visit to Tehran step forward in bilateral ties: envoy 2017-10-04 09:02

    Erdogan visit to Tehran step forward in bilateral ties: envoy

    TEHRAN – Iranian Ambassador to Turkey Mohammad Ebrahim Taherian Fard on Tuesday underscored the importance of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s Wednesday Tehran trip, saying it will be a step forward in bilateral ties.

  • General Hulusi Akar 2017-10-02 14:12

    Iranian, Turkish military chiefs dismiss independence referendum in Iraqi Kurdistan

    TEHRAN – The top military commanders of Iran and Turkey on Saturday unanimously voiced strong opposition to the independence referendum in the Iraqi Kurdistan, saying it is “unacceptable”

  • High-ranking Turkish military team to visit Iran next week 2017-09-27 10:38

    High-ranking Turkish military team to visit Iran next week

    TEHRAN – Turkey's Chief of the General Staff of Armed Forces, Hulusi Akar, will visit Iran next week, the Iranian military announced on Tuesday.

  • Iran, Turkey to boost anti-narcotics co-op 2017-09-27 10:33

    Iran, Turkey to boost anti-narcotics co-op

    TEHRAN – In a meeting on Tuesday, Iran’s anti-narcotics police chief and Turkish officials highlighted the need for enhancement of cooperation between the two neighboring countries in fight against drug trafficking.

  • Harun Yahya 2017-09-24 11:51

    By Harun Yahya

    Is the Syrian war about to end?

    September 15th marked an important accord between Turkey, Iran and Russia in the 6th round of the Astana talks that first started on January 6th of this year.

  • John Limbert 2017-09-24 11:31

    By Javad Heirannia

    Dividing Iraq into mini-states makes situation worse: John Limbert

    TEHRAN - John Limbert, the former U.S. deputy assistant secretary of state for Iran, says “Most Middle Eastern states have to find ways to exist as multi-ethnic and multi-religious entities.”

  • Javad Jahangirzadeh 2017-09-20 09:37

    Iranian, Azeri, Turkish foreign ministers to meet in Baku

    TEHRAN – The Azeri foreign minister will host a meeting of his Iranian and Turkish counterparts in Baku, Iranian Ambassador to the Republic of Azerbaijan Javad Jahangirzadeh was quoted by Trend news agency as saying on Tuesday.

  • Kurdistan 2017-09-19 03:57

    By Barin Kayaoglu

    Ankara hardens opposition to KRG referendum

    Since the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) announced in June that it will hold a referendum on declaring independence from Iraq, the Turkish government has maintained a coolheaded approach — until now. As the Sept. 25 referendum approaches, Ankara seems to be toughening its stance against Iraqi Kurdistan independence.

  • Erdogan to visit Tehran Oct. 4 2017-09-17 09:16

    Erdogan to visit Tehran Oct. 4

    TEHRAN – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will make an official visit to Tehran on October 4 for talks on bilateral and regional issues, Turkish media reported.

  • araqchi 2017-09-16 20:02

    Turkey not convincing over dams project: Iran

    TEHRAN – Iran has not been convinced by Turkey’s claim of having counted in the region’s environmental concerns in its dam building mega-project called the Southeastern Anatolia Project known as GAP, a top Iranian diplomat has said.

  • An undated photo depicts an Iranian traveler looking at a tourist map in Istanbul, Turkey. 2017-09-12 08:51

    Iran’s 5-month outbound passengers +20.9% y/y: official

    TEHRAN – Over 3.4 million Iranians traveled abroad during the first five months of the current [Iranian] calendar year (started on March 21, 2017), an increase of 20.9 percent from a year earlier, a tourism official said on Monday.

  • قطر و عربستان 2017-09-05 16:20

    Iran’s deft diplomacy in region paying dividends: National Interest 

    In an article on its website published on Sept. 4, the National Interest said it is Iran which is emerging the winner in the Saudi blockade of Qatar. The article, written by Mohammed Ayoob, said, “Tehran’s deft diplomacy and infinite patience have finally begun to pay dividends.”

  • Rohingya 2017-09-05 08:40

    Iranian, Turkish FMs discuss violence against Rohingya

    TEHRAN – Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu have exchanged views about the ongoing violence targeting the persecuted Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar’s troubled Rakhine State.

  •  An undated photo shows some troglodyte homes carved out of noticeably eroded rocks in Kandovan village, northwest Iran. 2017-09-05 08:31

    Iran makes leap forward in UNESCO inscription of Kandovan village

    TEHRAN – Iran’s heritage body seeks to remove obstacles for possible inscription of Kandovan village, northwest of the country, on the UNESCO World Heritage list, so as to comply with the UN organization’s requirements and criteria for assuming the privilege.

  • A woman takes photographs in front of the New Mosque by the Bosporus strait in Istanbul, Turkey, January 12, 2016. (Reuters/Murad Sezer) 2017-08-27 09:33

    Iranians visiting Istanbul on the rise

    TEHRAN – The number of Iranian travelers to Istanbul has followed an upward trend in the recent years, ranking second after Germans when it comes to the distribution of tourists visiting the Turkish city by country.

  • Iraq 2017-08-24 13:59

    by Amberin Zaman

    Turkey fumes as Sinjar Yazidis declare 'democratic autonomy'

    As Massoud Barzani, the president of the Iraqi Kurdistan Region, continues to resist mounting international calls to scrap a referendum on Kurdish independence planned for September, a rival Kurdish faction has added its voice, declaring what it calls “democratic autonomy” in the predominantly Yazidi region of Sinjar.

  • سرلشکر باقری 2017-08-22 18:52

    IRGC denies military operation with Turkey against PKK 

    TEHRAN – The Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps has refuted the possibility of a joint military operation with Turkey against the PKK outside of the Iranian borders.

  • Masoud Barzani 2017-08-21 10:41

    Barzani: Referendum should not concern neighbors

    TEHRAN – The president of the Iraqi Kurdistan Region (KRG) has said a prospective referendum for independence should not concern Iran or Turkey.

  • Osman Faruk Loğoğlu 2017-08-20 11:26

    By Payman Yazdani

    CHP member: Iran and Turkey won’t allow division of Iraq

    TEHRAN - Calling the Kurdish independence referendum as the eye of the next hurricane in the region, a senior member of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (CHP) says Turkey and Iran won’t allow any efforts to divide Iraq.