Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said that security and stability in Iran is of great importance to Turkey, stressing that Ankara opposes foreign powers’ interference in Iran's domestic affairs.
Turkish authorities have banned gatherings and events for New Year celebrations in Istanbul’s key districts as security is tightened in the country’s largest city ahead of the anniversary of a terror attack on a nightclub.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has criticized US President Donald Trump’s newly announced national security strategy as both “offensive” and “aggressive,” adding that Moscow would take due notice of the stance.
Iran and Turkey signed a roadmap for the development of cooperation between the two neighboring countries in various security fields, including efforts to boost border control and counter money laundering.
Iran says at least 1,400 planes cross its skies everyday – an announcement that a top military official in Tehran says is a proof of the country’s airspace security for regional and transregional airliners.