Iran: Turkish Officials' Emotional Positions Harming Bilateral Ties. (fars).
Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Hossein Jaber Ansari blamed the Turkish officials' emotional positions and stances for the failure of efforts to further bolster relations between the two countries.
"Turkey is our great neighbor and one of the big Islamic countries; the Islamic Republic of Iran's policy is based on managing certain grounds of differences with the Turkish government and laying emphasis on common points and grounds of cooperation between the two nations and governments," Jaber Ansari told reporters in his weekly press conference in Tehran on Monday.
"Unfortunately, sometimes the Turkish politicians overshadow the proper psychological atmosphere needed for the success of this policy by adopting some emotional positions," he added.
Jaber Ansari expressed the hope that the Turkish officials would adopt more transparent policies to help expand cooperation between the two countries in political and economic fields as well as campaign against the common threat of terrorism.
In relevant remarks on Saturday evening, Iran's First Vice-President Eshaq Jahangiri complained about the Turkish officials' negative words about Iran.
Also, in response to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's complaint about the Iranian media's criticism of his family underlined that the government has no control over the media.
"The media in Iran are not controlled by the government and they even criticize the government, but you haven’t heard anything against the Turkish government from the Iranian government officials, while your officials have made many negative and incorrect remarks against the Islamic Republic of Iran's government and the Iranian nation's sanctities," Jahangiri said in a meeting with Erdogan on the sidelines of a conference in Turkmenistan.
He, meantime, referred to the age-old relations between Tehran and Ankara and the necessity for increasing consultations and exchange of views to settle the regional problems, and said, "Despite the differences on Syria, we should cooperate with each other in the fight against extremism and terrorism."
Pointing to the crisis in relations between Turkey and Iraq, Jahangiri said, "Interaction, respect for countries' national sovereignty and territorial integrity and efforts to obviate the grounds of differences can establish peace, tranquility and stability in the region."
Earlier this month, Senior Member of Turkish Republican People's Party (CHP) Aran Erdam disclosed that Erdogan and his relatives had purchased oil from the ISIL terrorist group.
"The evidence shows that the trucks that were bombed by the Russian planes last month were carrying oil cargos destined for Turkey via Iraq from Northern Syria," Erdam said.
He noted that over 120 oil tankers that were destroyed in the Russian airstrikes belonged to the Turkish Bayrak Company owned by Erdogan's son-in-law who is also Turkey's energy minister, Berat Al-Bayrak. He noted that Bayrak Company
Turkish Energy Expert Necdet Pamir said that Turkey's official oil import has decreased by $1 million which itself is a proof to Erdogan government's clandestine deal with the ISIL.
Pamir said that the deal between Turkey and the ISIL dates back to summer 2012 when the Takfiri terrorists took control of the city of Raqqa.
A former Turkish deputy foreign minister also confirmed Erdogan government's purchase of oil from Turkey.
"Turkish borders are open to the ISIL and other terrorists to commute between Syria and Turkey," Farouq Loqoqlou said.
President Erdogan has dramatically vowed to leave office if any proof is provided that Ankara has been buying oil from the terrorist group Daesh (ISIL).
His son, Bilal Erdogan, also has extensive ties and runs transactions with ISIL barbars. Bilal owns several maritime companies. He has allegedly signed contracts with European operating companies to carry Iraqi stolen oil to different Asian countries. The Turkish government buys Iraqi plundered oil which is being produced from the Iraqi seized oil wells. Bilal Erdogan’s maritime companies own special wharfs in Beirut and Ceyhan ports that are transporting ISIL’ smuggled crude oil in Japan-bound oil tankers.
Earlier this month, the Russian defense ministry announced that Erdogan and his family members are directly involved in illegal oil deliveries from ISIL oil fields in Syria.
Turkey’s leadership, including President Erdogan and his family, is involved in illegal oil trade with ISIL militants, the Russian Defense Ministry said, stressing that Turkey is the final destination for oil smuggled from Syria and Iraq.
“Today, we are presenting only some of the facts that confirm that a whole team of bandits and Turkish elites stealing oil from their neighbors is operating in the region,” Antonov said, adding that this oil “in large quantities” enters the territory of Turkey via “live oil pipelines,” consisting of thousands of oil trucks.
Antonov added that Turkey is the main buyer of smuggled oil coming from Iraq and Syria. “According to our data, the top political leadership of the country - President Erdogan and his family – is involved in this criminal business.” Read the full story here.