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Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has made a number of calls to his Turkish counterpart Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu to get updates on the situation after a midnight coup in Turkey, an Iranian spokesperson announced.
A ranking security official in Iran’s province of East Azarbaijan quashed rumors that the Air Force has dispatched its rapid reaction fighter jets from different bases to the province’s capital, Tabriz, amid chaotic situation in neighboring Turkey following an attempted coup.
Although the recent military coup and the chaotic situation in Turkey took place in early hours of Saturday, July 16, Iranian officials were vigilant enough to closely monitor and show appropriate reactions to the developments in the neighbouring country.
An attempted Turkish military coup appeared to crumble in the early hours of Saturday, July 16, after crowds answered Turkish President Tayyip Erdoğan's call to take to the streets to support him.
The widely-circulated hashtag expressing Turks’ dissatisfaction with Syrian refugees is mixed up with voices of frustration over Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s government.
An Iranian analyst of Turkish affairs says the recent deadly terrorist blasts in Istanbul were a message from Saudi Arabia to Turkey, reminding Ankara of who the boss is.