14 Jul 2024
Monday 17 December 2012 - 20:25
Story Code : 14397

Ahmadinejad cancels visit to Turkey

Iran's President Ahmadinejad speaks during a media conference at Iran's embassy after he attended the Developing-8 summit in IslamabadIranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has canceled his visit toTurkeyfollowing Iran's military chief of staffs remarks over Patirots that are being deployed on Turkish soil, daily Hrriyet reported today.
Prime MinisterRecep Tayyip Erdo?an had invited the Iranian president to the Central Anatolian province of Konya for a ceremony marking the 739th anniversary of the passing of the great Sufi mystic Rumi.

The planned deployment ofNATOPatriot missiles along Turkey's border with Syria could lead to a "world war" that would threatenEuropeas well, Iran's military chief of staff was quoted as saying yesterday.

Erdo?an and Ahmadinejad were expected to discuss a wide range of issues, including Syria and Turkeys decision to further cut the oil it purchases fromIranas part of Washingtons sanctions.

By Hurriyet Daily News


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