Turkish Parliament speaker meets with Iranian President Rouhani

Turkish Parliament Speaker Cemil Çiçek met with newly-elected President Hassan Rouhani and head of the Expediency Council Ayatollah Hashemi Rafsanjani on the second day of his visit to Iran.

The meetings were closed to the press, however Çiçek reportedly discussed Syria and regional topics in both of the meetings with the Iranian officials.

Çiçek is also expected to meet with Iran’s Supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei soon.

Çiçek held his first official meeting with his counterpart Ali Larijani during a dinner on Sept. 21.

The visit comes as Rouhani is expected to travel to New York to address the United Nations General Assembly, amid signs of a thaw over its nuclear program and the Syrian issue.

Çiçek is also expected to visit the Turkish Yunus Emre Cultural Center, before proceeding to the Iranian city of Shiraz on Sept. 23.

By Hurriyet Daily News


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