Turkish president to visit Iran despite war of words

April 7, 2015 9:15 AM

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TEHRAN - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is to visit Iran on Tuesday despite a war of words between the neighbouring countries over conflicts from Syria to Yemen, Tehran confirmed.

There had been calls from Iranian conservatives for the visit to be cancelled after Erodgan accused Shiite Tehran of backing “terrorist” rebels in the face of an air campaign in Yemen led by its Sunni arch rival Riyadh.

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