Iran hails Turkey’s “valiant resistance” against overthrow effort

Iran's Foreign Ministry on Saturday praised.the resistance of Turkish people against coup attempt as a victory of democracy.


“The brave support of the Turkish people of democracy and their elected government proved that the coup has no room in the region and is doomed to failure,” Mohammad Javad Zarif said.

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif
Mohammad Javad Zarif
On early Saturday, Zarif expressed concerns over the coup attempt in Turkey, saying that “deeply concerned about the crisis in Turkey. Stability, democracy and safety of Turkish people are paramount.”

The Iranian foreign minister urged solidarity among the Turkish people, saying that “unity and prudence are imperative” for his neighboring country in the face of regional perils.

A military statement on Turkish media said Friday the armed forces have fully seized power in the country, but President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said early Saturday the coup attempt has failed, urging people to protect democracy. Enditem

Source: Xinhua/News Ghana

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