Has Turkey been trying to move its relationship with Iran past the ancient Ottoman-Persian rivalry?
Is Turkey..looking to end the war in Syria with the goal of forming an Islamist super-bloc with Iran and Hezbollah?
Economics and resources also play a role in the Turkish-Iranian relationship. Their trade is due to reach $30 billion by 2015. Iran wants Turkey to replace the pro-West United Arab Emirates as a re-exporting center, and Turkey wants to be a bigger customer for Iranian natural gas.