Erdogan to visit Iran despite tensions: presidency

April 5, 2015 8:41 AM

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Erdogan to visit Iran despite tensions: presidency

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan will visit Tehran for high level meetings on Tuesday, despite recent tensions over the Saudi-led bombing operation in Yemen.

The visit has been on the cards for some time but some Iranian lawmakers had called for it to be scrapped last week after Erdogan publicly backed Saudi Arabia's operation against Iran-allied Houthi rebels in Yemen and criticized Tehran for trying to "dominate the region."

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