A formal US recognition of Jerusalem [Beit-ul-Moqaddas] as the capital of Israel would cause catastrophe and lead to new conflict in the Middle East, Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdag said on Monday.
Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim has denounced as politically motivated a recent testimony given by Turkish businessman Reza Zarrab in a US court implicating President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in an alleged Iran sanctions-busting scheme.
Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan argued that his country did not break a trade embargo on Iran as it hadn’t committed to abide by US sanctions, and there were no United Nations restrictions in place, the Hurriyet newspaper reported on Friday.
The Fifth International Bosphorus Film Festival ended on November 27 with Iranian director Parviz Shahbazi's 'Malaria' sweeping up the awards for Best Script, Best Feature Film, Best Director and Best Actress at the closing ceremony.
Iran, Russia, Turkey sent a joint letter to the secretary general of the UN and the president of the UN Security Council and called for the statement of Sochi summit to be published as a security council document.