Iran warns its citizens about Turkey trips
Baku, Azerbaijan, Dec. 20
By Fatih Karimov – Trend:
Iran’s foreign ministry issued a statement on Dec. 20 warning Iranians about Turkey trips.
The statement which was published by the ministry’s official website urges Iranians to avoid unnecessary trips to Turkey.
The warning comes after assassination of the Russian Ambassador to Turkey Andrey Karlov on Dec. 19.
Following the assassination, the Islamic Republic also closed down its consular offices in Turkey.
Karlov was fatally wounded by an armed gunman at an art gallery in Ankara Dec. 19. The ambassador died later. Three other people got injured in the attack.
It should be noted that a group of people in the Turkish cities of Istanbul and Ankara have been staging demonstrations since Dec. 14 outside Iranian and Russian diplomatic missions, protesting against measures taken by Tehran and Moscow to support Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s government as well as protesting the ongoing crisis in the Syrian city of Aleppo.