Putin, Erdogan Agree Trump Was 'Wrong' on Iran Nuclear Deal

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan

Turkish presidential elections are set to take place on June 24, with incumbent Erdogan the favourite to win.

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday evening, may 10, had a telephone conversation.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed in phone talks on Thursday the prospects of the Iran nuclear deal in light of the USA withdrawal from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), a source in Erdogan's administration told Sputnik. Meetings with Queen Elizabeth II and Prime Minister Theresa May are planned within the framework of the visit.

Erdogan said bilateral cooperation between the two countries has grown, especially since recent referendums changed Turkey's governing system to an executive presidency and Britain opted out of the European Union.

Foreign students in Turkey share their experiences
'Strong Tehran means strong Ankara': Turkey vows to maintain trade with Iran

Erdogan said a replica of an Ottoman nishan (decoration) awarded by Sultan Selim III to Britain's legendary Admiral Lord Nelson for his service during the French campaign in Egypt in 1798 was placed at the entrance of the hall where the Tatli Dil Forum was held today, showing the deep ties between the two countries. He cited British-Turkish cooperation in defense industries as an example for more new ventures.

"We want to continue our economic relations as the governments of Turkey and the United Kingdom without interruptions after Brexit", Erdogan said before leaving Istanbul for London earlier Sunday.

The Iranian President also pointed out that any new USA sanctions against Iran were contrary to worldwide rules and United Nations Security Council Resolution 2231.

TRT World's Simon McGregor Wood explains what both sides are hoping to get out of the visit.

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