May 11 2018

Turkey will continue to trade with Iran

Turkey will continue to trade with Iran while complying with UN resolutions on nuclear activities after the U.S. government’s decision to withdraw fro Iran nuclear deal, Turkey’s Economy Minister Nihat Zeybekçi said on Friday, Anadolu Agency reported.

“It is an opportunity for Turkey. We will continue to have trade with Iran while complying with the UN resolutions on nuclear activities,” Zeybekçi said when answering questions at the Anadolu Agency’s Editors' Desk in the capital Ankara.

“We believe in this: The stronger Iran gets in this region, the stronger Turkey becomes as well, and the stronger Turkey becomes, the stronger Iran gets as well," Zeybekçi added. 

The 2015 Iran nuclear deal placed restrictions on Iran's nuclear program in exchange for billions of dollars in relief from international sanctions. Despite U.S. president Turmp’s decision to withdraw from the agreement, the leaders of EU countries announced that they would continue to support the deal.