Iran Summons Turkish Envoy over Comments by Top Officials
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Iran’s Foreign Ministry summoned Turkey’s ambassador to Tehran demanding an explanation for recent provocative comments made by senior Turkish officials in Bahrain and Germany.
Turkey’s Ambassador to Tehran Reza Hakan Tekin went to Iran’s Foreign Ministry on Monday for talks about the recent anti-Iran stances that ranking Turkish officials have taken in international meetings.
In a recent visit to Bahrain, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan had accused Iran of seeking disintegration of Iraq and Syria and growing influence in the region.
Moreover, at the 53rd Munich Security Conference in Germany, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu criticized what he called an Iranian "sectarian policy" aimed at undermining Bahrain and Saudi Arabia.
Iran has always announced that its policy is based on non-interference in the internal affairs of others and rejection of tension in the region, stressing that the country’s primary purpose is to counter terrorism and restore stability to the Middle East.