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Erdogan visited the Azerbaijani capital Baku last week. There he saluted a military parade marking Azerbaijan’s military victory in Armenia. Nagorono – Turkey provided military assistance to Azerbaijan in the war between Azerbaijan and Armenia over the occupation of the Karabakh region. Armenia thanked Erdogan for his help in the celebration.
This war lasted 44 days which was one of the causes of the problem for Iran. Armenia and Azerbaijan are both part of Iran. In addition, millions of people of Azerbaijani descent and thousands of Armenian descent live in Iran. In a poem he read, Erdogan lamented how the Aras River, which flows between Azerbaijan and Iran, had isolated the Azerbaijani people. Erdogan’s poem meant that the Turkish president was talking about the unification of all Turks. There are also areas that fall under Iran.
It is said in the poem- ’
They have filled us with rocks from the river Arus. But I am no different than you. They forcibly separated us. ‘
This shocked the people of Iran. He understood the meaning of the poem that the Turkish president was talking about annexing his country’s territory to Iran. Experts say that why poetry became such a big political issue, one has to look at the history of the region.
About 200 years ago, a treaty was signed at the end of the Russo-Persian War. It was signed by the king of Persia (modern-day Iran) of the Qajar dynasty. This dynasty has 1 25 2. Ruled until. The Russo-Persian treaty is still remembered as a chapter of insult to Iran. Under that treaty, Russia occupied a large part of Persia. Under it, the Arus River was demarcated between the two countries. Land occupied by Russia is now occupied by Azerbaijan and Armenia. Some of it is also in Turkey. According to experts, the Azerbaijani people may be living on both sides of the river, but they feel connected. So I went to Iran after reading Erdogan’s poem about the region.
“No one can talk about our beloved Azerbaijan,” said Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif. He tweeted that Erdogan did not feel that he was ignoring Azerbaijan’s sovereignty. Iran’s foreign ministry has called on Turkey’s ambassador to Tehran to clarify Erdogan’s remarks. Meanwhile, Iran’s ambassador to Ankara was summoned by the Turkish government and Iran’s statement was opposed. But on Saturday, when Zarif called Turkish Foreign Minister Mevl काt Cavusoglu, he made it clear that the Turkish president was not aware of Iran’s sensitivities. But Turkey has strongly objected to the offensive language used by the Turkish president in Iran.
Many members of Iran’s parliament have called on Erdogan to apologize. Ali Nikzad, deputy speaker of the Iranian parliament, said Erdogan either did not know the history or deliberately twisted it. On Sunday, 22 out of 20 members of the Iranian parliament issued statements condemning the Turkish leader’s remarks.
Relations between Turkey and Iran are strained. Turkey is trying to become the leader of Sunni countries, while Iran considers itself the leader of Shiite countries. This conflict has taken a new form in the case of Azerbaijan. This has warmed the diplomacy of the region.