Iran and Turkish FMs Hold 3rd Phone Contact after Turkey’s Failed Coup

Iran and Turkish FMs Hold 3rd Phone Contact after Turkey’s Failed Coup
Sat Jul 16, 2016 16:47:08

In the conversation, Cavusoglu updated the top Iranian diplomat on the current situation in Turkey after the coup.Hours after the coup was launched by a faction in the Turkish armed forces late Friday, Mohammad Javad Zarif Iran FM voiced concern about the situation in the neighboring country.

“Deeply concerned about the crisis in Turkey; Stability, democracy & safety of Turkish people are paramount. Unity & prudence are imperative,” Zarif wrote on his Twitter page.

Iran and Turkish FMs Hold 3rd Phone Contact after Turkey’s Failed Coup

And after reports that the coup has been crushed by the government, Zarif tweeted, “Turkish people’s brave defence of democracy & their elected government proves that coups have no place in our region and are doomed to fail.”

Iran and Turkish FMs Hold 3rd Phone Contact after Turkey’s Failed Coup

Earlier on Saturday, the Turkish government came under siege by a faction of military forces who sought to end the rule of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

The military attempted to use helicopters and tanks to overthrow the Turkish leadership.

The Turkey coup attempt was led by Col. Muharrem Köse, a former Turkish military officer who was dishonourably discharged in March 2016 for his alleged association with anti-government and US-based dissident Fethullah Gulen.

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