Zarif & Cavusoglu

Iran’s Zarif says proud to stand with Turkey in ‘Support of Democracy’

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said he is proud that he stood with the Turkish nation in last month’s failed military coup attempt against the government of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

“Proud to stand with brave brothers and sisters in Turkey in support of democracy. More cooperation for peace is ahead,” Zarif said in message posted on his Twitter account on Sunday after his return from Turkey.

The Iranian foreign minister paid a one-day visit to Turkey on Friday and held separate meetings with his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu and President Erdogan.

During his visits, Zarif confered with the Turkish officials on different aspects of bilateral relations as well as regional and international developments.

It was the first visit to the neighboring country by a senior Iranian official since the failed coup attempt in Turkey back on July 15.

Iran was among the very first countries to condemn the coup attempt.

A few weeks ago, Turkish ambassador to Tehran hailed Iran’s stance against the coup, saying no other government acted like Iran in the process of the putsch.

Reza Hakan Tekin said in an interview with Tasnim that Ankara is pleased with Iran’s official stance in the early hours of the coup.

“Iranian officials, including the president and parliament speaker as well as the Iranian nation stood by the Turkish government and nation (during the coup),” he noted.

By Tasnim News Agency