Kourosh Ziabari - TimeTurk: Some scattered news sources reported last week that the Turkish President Abdullah Gul will be traveling to Iran shortly for the first time during his tenure. This official journey would be responded by a second visit to Turkey by the Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
The level of mutual ties of Iran and Turkey has been boosted under President Ahmadinejad and now Iran deems Turkey as its major ally in the region and a proper passageway toward the EU, as well.
The common presence of Iran and Turkey in the Economic Cooperation Organization, Organization of Islamic Conference and their close political approaches paved the ground for an increase of economic and political ties productively and the level of mutual trade deals now stands on $10bln a year.
In an exclusive interview with Time Turk, Ali Akbar Javanfekr, a high-ranking media advisor to President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad talked about his viewpoints on the prospect of Iran-Turkey relations, the cultural affinities of two nations and the common grounds of bilateral cooperation.
Javanfekr is among the rare governmental politicians who blog regularly. He updates his blog more than once a week and receives an average of 50 comments for each of his posts. The interesting fact is that he responds to all of the comments individually and many of the ordinary citizens have found this a brilliant opportunity to propound their personal messages to the president or their economic, financial and social problems to be pursued by the advisor.
What follows is the complete text of our interview with Mr. Javanfekr ...