Azerbaijan, Iran, Turkey move to expand regional cooperation
Turkey, Azerbaijan, and Iran will expand regional cooperation, said Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu on Saturday, amid the release of a joint declaration toward this end. The declaration was issued in Orumiyeh, Iran following the first trilateral meeting of the three country's foreign ministers. This is a historic occasion both for Turkey's ties with Iran and developments in the Caucasus, Davutoglu told reporters after the meeting, pointing to Turkey and Iran's new Kapikoy border crossing linking Van, eastern Turkey and Iran's West Azerbaijan. In Orumiyeh, the three countries officially launched the process of trilateral meetings, Davutoglu said. "This is an extremely important development in many respects," the Anatolia news agency quoted Davutoglu as saying. "Our three countries share deep historical roots."