Foreign relations of Iran

Turkish, Iranian top diplomats talk over Soleimani's killing

The Turkish and Iranian foreign ministers spoke over the phone on Jan. 4, state-run Anadolu Agency reported.

Turkey's Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu and his Iranian counterpart Javad Zarif discussed the killing of senior Iranian general Qasem Soleimani in a U.S. airstrike in Baghdad, the sources said on condition of anonymity.

US aircraft land at Souda air base amid heightened tension in Middle East

Four CV-22B Osprey tilt-rotor planes and two C-130 Hercules military cargo planes landed at the military base at Souda in Crete on Thursday, Kathimerini understands.
According to sources, the six aircraft, which flew to Greece from the RAF Mildenhall US air base in England, will be deployed in potential operations to evacuate American nationals or officers from Iraq's wider region.

The US Urges its Citizens in Iraq to Leave the Country Immediately

This happened hours after the assassination of Iranian General Qasem Soleimani.

The United States called on its citizens in Iraq to leave the country immediately. It happened hours after the assassination of Iranian General Qasem Soleimani in a US missile strike in Baghdad, BTA reported.

CHP urges gov’t to keep Turkey away from ‘growing fire’ in Middle East amid US-Iran tension

The main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) leader has urged the government to keep Turkey away from the "growing fire" in the Middle East after the United States killed top Iranian commander Qassem Soleimani, repeating his party's objection to sending Turkish troops to Libya.