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Iranian diplomats instigated killing of dissident in Turkey, officials say

The accusation is likely to strain ties between Turkey and Iran, two regional powers which had grown closer under the government of Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan.

By REUTERS
28/03/2020
SYRIAN PRESIDENT Bashar Assad meeting with Iranian foreign minister Javad Zarif in 2015.

Iranian FM heads to Syria, Turkey to discuss regional situation

Assad and Zarif will discuss regional and international developments and avenues for preserving the peace in the region, according to MEHR.

16/04/2019
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses the 73rd session of the United Nations General Ass

Erdogan vows Turkey to continue buying Iranian oil despite U.S. sanctions

Erdogan said Turkey will continue to buy natural gas from Iran in line with its long-term supply contract despite Trump's threats to punish countries doing business with Iran.

By REUTERS
26/09/2018
Presidents Hassan Rouhani of Iran, Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey and Vladimir Putin of Russia

Fallout from the Turkey-Iran-Russia meeting

The problem is that the US has no clear plan now for Syria, while its adversaries appear to have one.

UN chemical weapons experts inspect alleged chemical samples from an attack in Syria, 2013

France: Turkey and Iran are violating international law in Syria

Iran is a key ally of the Syrian government in the seven-year civil war and it says it has no intention of withdrawing unless Syria requested it do so.

By REUTERS
07/02/2018
Smoke rises from a target hit by Turkish forces in Afrin, Syria, January 20, 2018

Caught in the Syrian quagmire

The US and Russia, two world super-powers, and Turkey and Iran, the two regional Islamic powers, are locked into a deadly confrontation with no political issue in sight.

22/01/2018

Turkey to complete wall on Iranian border by spring 2019

President Tayyip Erdogan said last year Turkey would build walls along its border with Iraq and part of the border with Iran similar to the nearly completed one on its longest border, with Syria.

By REUTERS
10/01/2018
SUPPORTERS OF Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan wave national flags as they wait for his arrival at t

Is Turkey turning to Iran and if so, why?

Ankara and Tehran have long sought closer relations, but their new meeting comes as Saudi Arabia's king is visiting Moscow.

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Iran and Turkey: A new round of an ancient rivalry

Much of the regional international developments in the Middle East will probably be defined by their rivalry.

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