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Tehran protests are "domestic matter" - Turkish FM

ANKARA, June 15 (KUNA) -- Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu on Monday deemed protests in Tehran on the aftermath of presidential elections as "a domestic matter." Turkey does not wish to comment on the issue, Davutoglu told reporters before embarking on a European tour.
"Iran is an important neighbor to Turkey, as Ankara wishes to maintain deep-rooted relations with Tehran in a manner that serves joint interests and regional stability," the Turkish top diplomat noted.
Earlier today, Turkish President Abdullah Gul and Prime Minister Recep Tayyib Erdogan both congratulated Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad for winning the elections. (end) mm.hb KUNA 152335 Jun 09NNNN