Iran and Turkey aim to triple trade to $30 billion

Iran's first vice president, Eshaq Jahangiri (right), and Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu shake hands during a welcome ceremony in the capital Tehran on March 5, 2016Iran and Turkey aim to triple their annual trade to $30 billion within two years, officials said in Tehran on Saturday, despite the two countries being at odds over fighting in Syria. Following last year’s nuclear deal with world powers Iran is being targeted by Europe as a new market but Turkey is also seeking to cash in after the end of most international sanctions on Iran. Visiting the Iranian capital, Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu met Iran’s first vice president Eshaq Jahangiri.

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