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Qa-31, 6 December 2015, Statement Of The Spokesperson Of The Ministry Of Foreign Affairs, Tanju Bilgiç In Response To A Question Regarding The Statements Of Some Iranian Officials About Turkey , 06.12.2015

The expressions of the Spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Iran on Turkey's regional policies as well as the comments of some Iranian news agencies and officials regarding Turkey and the expressions of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan are received with astonishment.

First of all, the issues expressed by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan during the telephone conversation with Iranian President Rouhani at the time are not only in records, but also within the knowledge of the Iranian authorities. In this respect, ignoring the conversation in question or exerting effort to falsify its content is not only unethical, but also means hiding the truth from the neighboring Iranian people.

Turkey is following principled policies in line with the international efforts for the settlement of existing problems in its region through peaceful means, and has mobilized its resources far beyond the efforts of international community regarding the humanitarian dimension of the problem. Therefore, terrorism related allegations on Turkey, put forward by the countries which cause the escalation of the crisis in cooperation with the Damascus regime which is conducting state terrorism against its own people and has blood on its hands, have no aspect to be taken seriously.