Incident between Turkish, Iranian delegations in Russia’s Sochi
Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov. 23
By Rufiz Hafizoglu – Trend:
An incident occurred between the Turkish and Iranian delegations in Russia’s Sochi city before the meeting of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani Nov. 22, the Turkish media reported Nov. 23.
Security guards of the Iranian president tried to make the members of the Turkish delegation, who came to the meeting ahead of time, leave.
The Turkish delegation didn’t leave the venue, explaining that according to the protocol, it has the right to be there before the presidents arrive.
Because of the incident, the meeting of the Iranian and Turkish presidents was delayed for more than 10 minutes.
On Nov 22, Sochi hosted the meeting of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan with his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani.
The sides discussed the settlement of the Syrian crisis.
Also on Nov. 22, Erdogan met with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Syria has been suffering from an armed conflict since March 2011, which, according to the UN, has claimed more than 500,000 lives.
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