Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan has called for peace and stability in Iran in a phone conversation with Iranian president, Hassan Rouhani. The two leaders discussed the ongoing protests in Iran since December 28.
Erdogan welcomed Rouhani’s statement and warned the public not to violate laws while exercising their right to peaceful protests.
Turkish Deputy Prime Minister and government Spokesperson Bekir Bozdag said in a tweet that “Turkey is against any move to come to power through unconstitutional and unlawful ways or by using force or external interventions.”
Bozdag called on the Iranian government and the people to be cautious against provocations and to secure peace.
Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu on Wednesday said Turkey was against any foreign intervention as the ongoing protest in Iran was a domestic matter, and Turkey hoped that stability and peace would soon be restored in Iran.
According to local media reports, thousands of Iranians took to the streets on Thursday in northeastern cities of Mashhad and Kashmar to protest rising commodity prices and perceived government mismanagement.
President Rouhani said he hoped the protests would end in a couple of days.
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