Turkey, Iran vow to continue alliance with Russia on Syria: Ankara

Ankara (AFP) – The presidents of Turkey and Iran on Tuesday vowed to press on with their alliance alongside Russia over Syria, the Turkish presidency said, after Ankara backed strikes by the US and its allies against the regime of President Bashar al-Assad.

“The two leaders emphasised the importance of continuing the joint efforts of Turkey, Iran and Russia… to protect Syrian territorial integrity and find a lasting, peaceful solution to the crisis,” a Turkish presidential source said following telephone talks between Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani.