TEHRAN, Sep. 21, 2013 (FNA)- Turkish Parliament Speaker Cemil Cicek, in a meeting with his Iranian counterpart Ali Larijani in Tehran, strongly condemned the Takfiri terrorists continued brutalities against the innocent people in Syria, and called for the peaceful settlement of the crisis in the Muslim country as soon as possible.
The Turkish speaker said late on Saturday that the crimes committed by the Takfiri terrorists in Syria and other extremists in the region are against Islam, human principles and human rights.
Both Iranian and Turkish speakers vowed to try their best to encourage all sides involved in the Syrian crisis to participate in a comprehensive national dialogue to end the bloodshed in the Muslim country.
Cicek arrived in Tehran on Saturday at the head of a high-ranking parliamentary delegation to confer with his Iranian counterpart Ali Larijani and Irans President Hassan Rouhani ways to bolster Tehran-Ankara relations as well as the recent developments in the region, specifically the crisis in Syria.
On Friday, Cicek criticized certain western states for their double-standard policies towards terrorism in various countries, particularly in the crisis-hit Syria.
The Turkish speaker condemned the double-standard stances of the West towards Syria, and slammed terrorist actions in the country.
Cicek described the situation in Syria as totally unacceptable, noting that defenseless people including the elderly, women and children have been massacred and millions have become homeless, the Islamic republic news agency reported.