Turkish Defense Minister Ismet Yilmaz says his country is ready to further develop defense cooperation with the Islamic Republic of Iran.

Ankara is keen to exchange experience and expert teams in the defense sector with Tehran, said the defense chief in a meeting with Iranian Ambassador to Ankara Alireza Bigdeli on Thursday.

Pointing to the centuries-old friendship between Iran and Turkey, Yilmaz said mutual visits over the recent years by high-ranking officials of the two regional heavyweights have contributed to the enhancement of bilateral ties.  […]