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Turkey welcomes Iran nuclear agreement

AFP

Turkey said Monday that it supports the deal reached Sunday by Iran and world powers on the Islamic Republic’s controversial nuclear programme. Iran agreed to limit its nuclear activities in exchange for eased sanctions.

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Turkey said Monday that it welcomed the deal reached Sunday in Geneva by Iran and world powers on Iran’s controversial nuclear programme. Iran agreed to limit its nuclear activities in exchange for eased sanctions.

Turkish President Abdullah Gül was quick to respond to the news, offering his stamp of approval on his Twitter account on the day of the agreement.

“This is a major step forward,” he said.

Turkey’s economic relations with Iran have suffered due to sanctions imposed on its oil-rich neighbor. With the easing of these sanctions, Ankara believes the two countries could increase the trade volume and pave the way for fresh energy projects. Turkey’s Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu will travel to Iran Tuesday.

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