Abdullah Gul in Tehran

The presence of the Turkish president Abdullah Gul in Tehran could be a restraining influence on the way the Iranian security services deal with today's demonstrations.

Well, Gul has used a press conference with his Iranian counterpart to urge (unspecified) Middle East governments to listen to the demands of their people. He said:

The desires of people must be taken into account. In this respect, fundamental reforms must be carried out, whether economic or political. guardian