Turkey rejected recent claims that the decision not to sign energy deals with Iran came after the U.S. pressure, saying the decisions are taken in line with the country's own interests and national benefits.
"Turkey is a big country and does not do anything just because someone asked to," Gul told reporters when asked the reason not to sign energy deals with Iran.
Gul said Turkey wish to have good relations with its neighbors for peace and stability in the region.
Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad paid a two-day working visit to Turkey last week. The international row over Iran's nuclear program topped the agenda and it was expected that Turkey and Iran to sign energy deals during the visit.
However the deals did not finalized and the sides decided to continue talks. The Guardian said in a report the failure on the agreement came after the U.S. pressure.
Gul said Turkey and Iran could not sign a deal on energy because preparations on the deal were not completed yet, adding energy ministers of the two countries would work to carry forward the memorandum of understanding which was signed earlier.