Iran summons Turkish ambassador over Erdogan’s remarks

Iranian Foreign Ministry summoned the Turkish ambassador to Tehran over the remarks made by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan during his visit to the Azerbaijan Republic.

Iran PressIran News: The Ministry’s spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh said that Turkish Ambassador to Tehran Derya Ors has been summoned following ‘meddlesome and unacceptable’ remarks of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Baku.

Iran has expressed its ‘strong protest’ against the Turkish President's remarks, urging the Turkish government to offer explanations as soon as possible, according to the spokesman.  

During the meeting with the envoy, the director-general of the Foreign Ministry in Eurasian affairs has highlighted that “the era of claiming lands and warmongering empires has long ended”.

Earlier on Friday, The Foreign Minister of the Islamic Republic of Iran said in response to the comments by the Turkish President Erdogan that nobody can talk malice about the Azerbaijan Republic.

In a Friday tweet, Mohammad Javad Zarif wrote: "Pres. Erdogan was not informed that what he ill-recited in Baku refers to the forcible separation of areas north of Aras from Iranian motherland".

"Didn't he realize that he was undermining the sovereignty of the Republic of Azerbaijan? NO ONE can talk about OUR beloved Azerbaijan," he noted.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan traveled to the Azerbaijan Republic on Thursday to take part in a military parade ceremony held on the occasion of the liberation of the Armenian-occupied zones.

At the ceremony, which was also attended by Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev, Erdogan recited a line of a separatist poem about the Aras River on the Iranian-Azerbaijani border.


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