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Turkish president arrives in Iran for official visit

Erdogan is accompanied by a high-level delegation during his visit to Iran

Turkish president arrives in Iran for official visit TEHRAN, IRAN - OCTOBER 4: President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan receives flowers from an Iranian child during an official welcoming ceremony upon his arrival in Tehran, Iran on October 4, 2017. ( Kayhan Özer - Anadolu Agency )

By Enes Kaplan


Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan arrived Wednesday in the Iranian capital Tehran for an official visit.

He was welcomed at Mehrabad airport by Iranian Minister of Industry, Minerals and Trade Mohammad Shariat Madar, along with the Turkish Ambassador to Tehran Riza Hakan Tekin and Turkish Chief of Staff Hulusi Akar.

The Turkish leader is accompanied by a high-level delegation, including Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, Economy Minister Nihat Zeybekci, Minister of Energy and Natural Resources Berat Albayrak, Minister of Trade and Customs Bulent Tufenkci, Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu, Minister of Culture and Tourism Numan Kurtulmus as well as the ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party’s Deputy Chairman Mehdi Eker.

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