Thursday, July 29, 2004

ZAMAN DAILY : Khatemi to Visit Turkey in Two Months

ZAMAN DAILY NEWSPAPER (2004072910950): "Khatemi to Visit Turkey in Two Months

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan will meet with the Speaker of the Iranian Parliament Gholamali Haddad Adel, other ministers and Iranian President Mohammad Khatemi during his official visit to Iran.
Erdogan emphasized the continuity of the information exchange between Turkey and Iran. He said on Tuesday that the security forces of the two countries will discuss ways they can cooperate against the Kurdish Workers' Party (PKK) terrorist organization.
Recent assaults by branches of the PKK on Iranian security forces have reportedly swayed Iran's determination towards joining the struggle against the PKK. Prior to his visit Erdogan told the official Iran news agency, IRNA, that cooperation between the two countries on the PKK issue is extremely important. 'We expect the PKK to be labeled as a terrorist organization by Iran.'
Meanwhile, Ankara reportedly invited Khatemi to visit Turkey. The Iranian President will visit some time in the next two months.
The Iranian press is paying close attention to the Turkish Prime Minister's visit. Iran's Reformist newspaper stresses the joint willpower to improve the relationships between the two countries in spite of American pressu


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