Businesses in Van pinning hopes on flights from Tehran

Businesses in the eastern province of Van are expecting direct flights from Iran's capital Tehran to the city will boost the local economy.

The first flight from Tehran arrived in Ferit Melen airport on Feb. 4. The plane belonging to a private Iranian airline brought in 78 tour operators to the province, which borders the neighboring country.

Iranians flock to Van for Black Friday shopping

Thousands of Iranians have flocked to the eastern province of Van to benefit from discounts amid the Black Friday shopping days that started on Nov. 26 and will last until the weekend.

Causing a "Black Friday crowd" at the Kapıköy Customs Gate in the province's Saray district, many Iranians filled shopping centers and shops in the city.

US ship fires warning shots in encounter with Iranian boats

A group of 13 armed speedboats of Iran's Revolutionary Guard made "unsafe and unprofessional" high-speed maneuvers toward U.S. Navy vessels in the Strait of Hormuz on May 10, and a U.S. Coast Guard cutter fired warning shots when two of the Iranian boats came dangerously close, U.S. officials said.

Iran Pledges to Give More Detailed Responses about Ukrainian Air Boeing Crash

Iran will provide "detailed responses" to accusations by a UN expert over Tehran's accidental downing last year of a Ukrainian passenger jet, the foreign ministry said Wednesday.

On January 8, 2020, Ukraine International Airlines flight PS752 crashed shortly after take off from Iran's capital Tehran killing all 176 people aboard, including 55 Canadians.

Ankara 'hopes' US returns to Iran nuclear deal

Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu said on Jan. 29 that he hopes the Biden administration would return to the nuclear deal and lift sanctions on Iran.

Speaking at a joint news conference with his Iranian counterpart Javad Zarif in Istanbul, Çavuşoğlu said that Turkey has always supported the nuclear deal that was reached by the U.S., EU and Iran.