Iran top diplomat to visit Turkey after coup: Ankara

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif will hold talks in Turkey Friday, the Turkish foreign ministry announced, in the most significant visit by a foreign official to the country since last month's failed coup.

Zarif will meet his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu in Ankara and will be received by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan at his palace, the ministry said in a statement on Thursday.

The announcement of the visit comes two days after a key encounter between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Erdogan, who met face-to-face for the first time since relations were damaged after Turkey shot down a Russian jet over Syria in November 2015.

Source: National News Agency