Iran wants to transfer most trade from Gulf to Turkey: envoy

Iran wants to send more trade via Turkish ports to reduce dependency on the Gulf, Tehran's envoy to Turkey said.

Iran wants to transfer most trade from Gulf to Turkey: envoy

Iran wants to send more trade via Turkish ports to reduce dependency on the Gulf, Tehran's envoy to Turkey said on Tuesday.

Ambassador Bahman Huseyinpur spoke while visiting Turkey's Black Sea coast as part of a fact-finding mission on the facilities available at Turkish ports.

"We want to transfer a large portion of our trade from the Gulf... to Turkey," the state-run Anatolian news agency quoted Huseyinpur as saying. "Hence we want to make use of your ports."

The envoy, who also visited Mersin on Turkey's Mediterranean coast and the Black Sea ports of Trabzon and Samsun, said the plans were backed by officials in both countries.


Reuters

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