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Tehran, Iran, August 8
By Mehdi Sepahvand -- Trend:
In its statement, the Iranian foreign ministry urged Iranians not to travel to a neighboring country of Turkey by land until getting the further notice.
Due to the recent security issues in eastern Turkey, it is suggested for Iranians not to use land roads to travel to Turkey, the announcement read, Tasnim news agency reported August 8.
Yesterday an Iranian bus was attacked in Turkey and the driver was killed, he said, Mehr news agency reported August 8.
Heading from the Iranian border checkpoint of Bazargan to Turkey's Van with 15 passengers, the bus had been attacked in an area called Chaldoran at around 5:00. As a result, the driver was shot.
Earlier, two Turkish trucks had been set on fire by unknown people around the same area.
"The area is safe to no one and we have asked trucks to travel by groups and only during daytime," Atrchian said.
"We have also demanded the Turkish government to protect Iranian buses in Turkey."
He called on Iranians to travel to Turkey seldom give the current situation.
In another recent incident, two trains traveling between Iran and Turkey had been also attacked. A crew member was injured and some wagons were damaged.
Turkey has launched an anti-terror crackdown after the July 20 Suruc bombing that killed 32 activists and the attacks on security forces in the following days.
Ankara has detained more than 1,300 suspected supporters of groups such as Daesh and PKK -- recognized as terrorist groups by Turkey, as well as launching air strikes on Daesh in Syria and the PKK in Turkey and northern Iraq.