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Syrian crisis played crucial role in Turkey coup attempt – Iran MP

Politics Materials 16 July 2016 15:57 (UTC +04:00)
Syrian crisis has played a crucial role in the recent coup d’etat attempt in Turkey, an Iranian member of parliament (MP) believes.
Syrian crisis played crucial role in Turkey coup attempt – Iran MP

Baku, Azerbaijan, July 16

By Farhad Daneshvar – Trend:

Syrian crisis has played a crucial role in the recent coup d’etat attempt in Turkey, an Iranian member of parliament (MP) believes.

“Syrian crisis over the past years and the formation of terrorist groups in Turkey’s neighboring countries have had their own negative implications in the recent developments,” Hossein Naghavi Hosseini, a member of parliamentary committee of national security and foreign policy, told Trend.

“We believe the recent coup attempt in Turkey was a result of the developments that took place outside the country,” he added.

The MP suggested that the attempt was immediately put down because the Turkish government has made great breakthroughs in terms of economic, political and social issues over the past several years and it enjoys the support of the nation.

Incumbent government of Turkey has had an impressive record of achievement in terms of domestic policies, Naghavi Hosseini added.

The MP further touched upon bilateral ties between his country and Ankara, saying Iran views Turkey as an important neighbor.

Tehran and Ankara have extensive dealings, therefore the Islamic Republic attaches high importance to developments in Turkey and monitors them closely, the lawmaker noted.

Naghavi Hosseini asserted that the Islamic Republic of Iran strongly condemns the military coup attempt and gives support for the legitimate government of Turkey.

“Any illegal actions for overthrowing the legal governments must be condemned,” he said.

The MP added that Iran is in the favor of protecting Turkey’s legitimate government, its national sovereignty and unity.

A coup attempt was launched in Turkey late on July 15 by a group of Turkish military servicemen.

Later, Turkey’s officials announced that the attempt was foiled.

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