TEHRAN (ISNA)- Iranian Intelligence Minister Mahmoud Alavi said that the country is closely watching developments in Turkey.
Iranian police, security and intelligence forces are on alert, and Iranian shared borders with Turkey are completely controlled, he said.
He also expressed the hope that Turkey could gain stability and security soon.
A state of chaos and uncertainty continues in Turkey amid a coup attempt that is, nevertheless, said by officials in the country to have been “repelled.”
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Prime Minister Binali Yildirim have separately appeared on television, declaring that the coup attempt — which started on Friday night — is over, and that they continue to be in charge.
Erdogan, however, has been flown away from the capital to Istanbul. He has urged his supporters to pour out onto the streets to stop the coup. On Saturday, he urged them to remain on the streets until the situation normalizes.
Gunfire, bomb explosions and military airstrikes continue to be reported in the capital.