Iran's Rouhani In Turkey Says Tackling 'terrorism' A Priority

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June 09, 2014 AT 5:00 AM
President Hassan Rouhani, whose country's relations with Turkey have been strained by the Syrian civil war, said in Ankara on Monday Iran would make tackling extremism, sectarian conflicts and terrorism its chief objective. Pragmatist Rouhani, whose foreign policy of "prudence and moderation" has eased Tehran's international isolation since his landslide election last year, arrived in Turkey on Monday for a two-day visit, a first by an Iranian president since 2008. Iran and Turkey have found themselves on opposite sides of the political fence over a Syrian civil war that has killed 160,000 people and sent hundreds of thousands of refugees streaming into Turkey.