Feb 03, 2019 15:05 Asia/Tehran

In Istanbul, Turkish students gathered to support the embattled government of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro.

Iran Press/Asia: Turkish university students marched in the streets of Istanbul on Saturday, demonstrating against US intervention in Venezuela.

Turkish demonstrators also chanted slogans in support of Nicolas Maduro's government, Iran Press reported.

Venezuela's National Assembly leader, Juan Guaido has declared himself the interim president of the country, closely coordinating with Washington in the run-up to his declaration and enjoying Washington's support afterwards.

Washington backs coup leader Guaido:

US President Donald Trump immediately recognized Guaido as the country’s interim president, ratcheting up pressure on the winner of Venezuela's recent Presidential election, Nicolas Maduro.

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US to take more serious action against Venezuela Maduro, in response, said he would resist and withstand US plots against his country, and warned about a possible coup attempt.

Although the US and its regional and global allies and partners, including Canada, Panama, Argentina, Costa Rica, and Guatemala have recognized Guaidó as interim president of Venezuela, global response to these measures was negative and other global powers like Russia and China have supported the elected and legal government of Nicolas Maduro.

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In this regard, Iran, Mexico, Bolivia, Cuba, Turkey also support Maduro's government and reiterated that they recognize Nicolas Maduro as the lawful president of Venezuela.


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