Turkey and Iran: Mediating With The Mullahs

Now is the time for Turkey to help curb Iran’s ambition to acquire nuclear weapons. As sanctions intensify – and before Israel or the United States seriously consider taking more coercive action against Iran’s nuclear facilities – Turkey’s unique position, influence and experience with Iran could be valuable. But to play such a role, Turkey must display an independent approach and pragmatic leadership to produce confidence in its meditation efforts, especially in Washington.

The World Today Updated 14 October 2020 Published 1 November 2010 3 minute READ

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