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Hundreds of Iranian-Armenians marked the Armenian Genocide of 1915 by the Ottoman Empire at Saint Sarkis Cathedral and then the Turkish embassy in Tehran.
A commentator says Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who secured sweeping powers in the country’s recent referendum, is moving towards dictatorship via democracy.
US President Donald Trump called his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan to congratulate him on winning a much-disputed referendum that will cement his autocratic rule over the country.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called on other countries and institutions to respect the outcome of the country’s referendum, which grants the president sweeping powers.
The landmark referendum in Turkey to enhance President Erdogan’s power has erupted into violence in a village near the southeastern city of Diyarbakir, leaving 2 people dead and one wounded.
Turkey’s decisive referendum has started after weeks of tense campaigning by the “yes” and “no” camps regarding an 18-article constitutional amendment that will endow the president with vastly enhanced powers.
Iran has dismissed the recent “unacceptable and unjustifiable” remarks by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan against Tehran, saying Ankara is leveling accusations against other countries to justify its expansionist policies.
Iran’s Foreign ministry said Iranian nationals are well-advised to exercise caution while traveling to neighboring Turkey due to security concerns.
Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte on Saturday barred a plane carrying Turkey's foreign minister from landing, saying his visit would be a threat to public order.