Jan 5, 2016, 7:35 PM
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Turkey ready to help ease Tehran-Riyadh tension

Istanbul, Jan 5, IRNA – Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu on Tuesday called on Iran and Saudi Arabia to find a settlement to the diplomatic row that followed Riyadh's execution of Shia prominent cleric Nimr al-Nimr on Saturday, saying Ankara is ready to do its best to help deescalate Tehran-Riyadh tensions.

Addressing a meeting of Turkish lawmakers from the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP), Davutoğlu described Iran and Saudi Arabia as two main countries in the Islamic world.

He said that deteriorating relations between Tehran and Riyadh would lead to further exacerbation of regional crises.

Davutoğlu called on all regional countries to exercise maturity in dealing with the situation, reiterating that Turkish government is ready to help normalize relations between Iran and Saudi Arabia.