Turkish delegation heading to Syria to visit Syrian President Bashar Assad met with former Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in the Ataturk Airport in Istanbul
Perinçek said in his meeting with former Iranian President "We have a thousand years of fraternity as Mahmud al-Kashgari said in his work Diwan-ul Lugat al-Turk [Compendium of the languages of the Turks] in 1074, 'There can't be a head without a cap and a Persian without a Turk'. Persian poet Ferdowsi also describes the Turkish-Persian brotherhood in one of his most popular inscriptions, the Shahnameh [The Book of Kings]. People love you in Turkey. Turkey, Iran, Iraq, Syria and Lebanon will cooperate and bring peace to the region. Make sure that the true friends of Iran will rule Turkey soon."
Ahmadinejad said "We are truly one nation. We feel ourselves at home here. We have many common traditions. If Turkey and Iran cooperate, we can overcome every problems. The western powers do not desire the rise of Turkey and Iran. We would take pride in Turkey's success."
Chairman Doğu Perinçek finally said "I hope we would take the same photo in Iran." Former President Ahmadinejad responded saying "We want to see you in Iran soon."
The Patriotic Party delegation led by Chairman Doğu Perinçek will go to Syria to visit Syrian president Bashar Assad in February 28th - March 3rd 2015. Delegation consists of prominent figures of the Patriotic Party and Turkish political circles.