Erdogan expresses condolences over ‘brother’ Raisi’s death

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Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Monday expressed his condolences for the death of Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi and Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian, saying Raisi was a "valuable colleague and brother."

"As a colleague who personally witnessed his efforts for the peace of the Iranian people and our region during his time in power, I remember Mr Raisi with respect and gratitude," Erdogan said on social media platform X, adding Turkey stood by Iran in this difficult time. [Reuters]

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