Iran’s caution on Turkey travel a blow to ties: Ankara envoy

March 14, 2017

TEHRAN – The Turkish Ambassador to Iran, Riza Hakan Tekin, has accused Tehran of launching what he called “smear campaigns” against Turkey, stressing it will negatively influence bilateral ties between the neighboring countries.  

Speaking to Anadolu Agency, Tekin said, “This responsibility falls on the Iranian side.” 

This weekend, Iran’s Foreign Ministry urged Iranians to avoid making unnecessary trips to Turkey during the upcoming Noruz (Iranian New Year) holiday.

Turkey has been unsafe for tourists over the past years, hit by numerous terrorist attacks. 

SP/PA 

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