The Turkish Foreign Ministry stated on Friday that Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif will visit Istanbul on Saturday and meet with President Tayyip Erdogan, Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu and Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu.
The foreign ministry stated that Turkish officials will discuss the "current regional and international developments" as well as bilateral relations between the two countries with the IranianfForeign minister.
The visit came two weeks after Prime Minister Davutoğlu's visit to Tehran. After the meetings in Tehran, Davutoğlu and Iranian Vice President Eshagh Jahangiri announced that they agreed they must cooperate to end sectarian strife, which includes working to support the fragile Syrian cease-fire.
Zarif's visit to Istanbul is taking place following the withdrawal of Russian troops and the ongoing peace talks being held in Geneva. Cooperation on counter-terrorism efforts and equal representation in the new Syrian administration are also on the agenda of topics to be discussed during the meeting.