As Erdogan Rebuilds Shattered Foreign Policy, Turkey Moves Closer to Iran

Ankara and Tehran are patching up their differences over Syrian civil war, with new deal expected to increase bilateral trade to $30 billion in 2015.

An extraordinary event took place when representatives of Turkey and Iran stood up to sign a preferential trade agreement last week. Turkish Economy Minister Nihat Zeybekci remained standing in his place rather than sitting down at the table to sign. The Iranian foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, looked questioningly at the Turkish foreign minister, Ahmet Davutoglu, who looked back...