Iran slams Erdogan after Turkish chief recites poem claiming Iranian provinces are a part of Republic of Azerbaijan


Iran’s FM has blasted the Turkish president after he recited a controversial poem, which laments the separation of the historic area of Azerbaijan between Iran and the Republic of Azerbaijan, throughout a victory parade in Baku.

Mohammad Javad Zarif took to Twitter on Friday to appropriate Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who had claimed that Iranian provinces in Azerbaijan had been a part of the Republic of Azerbaijan whereas reciting a poem. 

Whereas the Republic of Azerbaijan is a former Soviet republic, Azerbaijan can be the title given to a big space of consisting of three provinces in northwestern Iran. 

Pres. Erdogan was not knowledgeable that what he ill-recited in Baku refers back to the forcible separation of areas north of Aras from Iranian motherland. Didn’t he understand that he was undermining the sovereignty of the Republic of Azerbaijan? NO ONE can speak about OUR beloved Azerbaijan.

The overseas minister reiterated these sentiments in one other, comparable tweet in Farsi. 

The controversial poem refers back to the separation of Azerbaijan between Iran and the Republic of Azerbaijan alongside the Aras River. 

“They separated the Aras River and stuffed it with rocks and rods. I cannot be separated from you. They’ve separated us forcibly,” Erdogan stated in his recital, throughout a speech at a Baku victory parade on Thursday. 

The Aras River turned the northwestern frontier of the Persian Empire and later Iran, following a collection of navy defeats by the hands of the Russian Empire within the nineteenth century, main Qajar Persia to cede all of its territories within the North Caucasus and Transcaucasia to Russia. 

Throughout his epic recital, the Turkish chief additionally talked about two locations, Arg of Tabriz and the Sabalan Mountain, firmly located in Iranian Azerbaijan. 

Erdogan’s recital has sparked outrage throughout social media platforms, with many Iranian customers warning in opposition to the Turkish chief’s “neo-Ottoman” ambitions in relation to Iranian territorial integrity. 

“Azerbaijan has all the time been not solely the protector of the land of Iran but additionally one of many founders and fundamental pillars of Iranian civilization. Erdogan’s transfer needs to be condemned. However what do those that intentionally ignore issues in Iran say about this?” tweeted Abbas Akhoundi, a former Iranian minister. 

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