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Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei (R) receives visiting Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Tehran on January 29, 2014.

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei (R) receives visiting Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Tehran on January 29, 2014.

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says existing opportunities must be properly used in Tehran-Ankara relations.

In a meeting with visiting Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday, Ayatollah Khamenei described the current brotherly and friendly relations between the two countries as unparalleled in recent centuries.

“The extensive capacities of both sides are a suitable ground for the expansion and deepening of relations,” the Leader said.

“The existing opportunities …must be properly used,” added Ayatollah Khamenei.

Erdogan, for his part, said, “We consider Iran as our second home”, expressing hope that the relations between the two countries could expand and serve as an example for the region and the world.

Erdogan described Iran-Turkey high-level cooperation council mechanism as important, saying continued bilateral meetings would be held in the future to further expand relations.

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