Tensions between Tehran and Ankara have risen in the last week after Turkish officials criticized Iran policies in the region and received responses from Tehran. Iran's ministry of foreign affairs summoned Reza Hakan Takin Turkish ambassador to Tehran on Monday due to 'baseless claims' of Turkey's officials on Tehran's regional policies in Munich security conference.

Turkish officials against Iran

Turkish Foreign Minister, Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, in Munich accused Iran's regional policies and said that Tehran interference in Yemen, Bahrain and Saudi Arabia internal affairs and disrupted peace and stability in region.

Previously, Turkish President Recap Tayyip Erdogan past week went to Bahrain, Qatar and Saudi Arabia. In Manama he also criticized Iran and said, Tehran is trying to growing It’s influence in Iraq and Syria. Turkish president speaking at Institute of International Peace in Bahrain claimed, Tehran has dangerous role in Middle East and fueling sectarian and ethnic tensions in region especially in Iraq and Syria.

Iran reaction

Bahram Qassemi, Iran foreign ministry spokesman has strongly rejected these accusations and warns Turkish official. Spokesman Qassemi told reporters in a press conference in Tehran on Monday that, Iran is patient about Turkey but our patience has limits.

Turkey is one of our important neighbours and We helped Turkey when this country was under fire by the coup on July 2015.

We expected Turkish officials behave in positive way about Iran, Mr Qassemi added.

In night of 15 July coup in Turkey, Iran foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has had many contacts with his Turkish counterpart to help Turkey officials and was one of the first foreign officials that condemned the coup.

Earlier, Iran ministry of Foreign Affairs in a statement on Monday announced, following baseless remarks of Turkish president and foreign minister about Tehran, we summoned Turkish ambassador to hear Iran’s protest against their remarks against Iran activity in Middle East.

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Islamic Republic and Turkey have extended economic and trade relations but they have different views(stances) in many regional issues. For example Tehran and Ankara has many differences in Syria; Turkey support from Syrians rebels but Iran backing of President Bashar Al-Assad.