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Turkish President presses for peace, stability in Iran

ANI  |  Ankara [Turkey] 

Turkish Recep Erdogan on Wednesday pressed for peace and stability in during a telephonic conversation with his Iranian counterpart,

According to news agency, the two leaders discussed the ongoing anti-protests in for the past one week now.

Erdogan stressed the significance of maintaining peace and stability in He also welcomed Rouhani's remarks earlier on urging the public to not indulge in violent acts, while exercising their right to protest peacefully.

According to a Turkish presidential source, told Erdogan that the protests in Iran would hopefully end within a few days.

The of Iran, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, on Tuesday, blamed the country's 'enemies' to instigate the ongoing anti-protests.

Iran is still witnessing a wave of demonstrations, being held in many cities across the country as people took to raising anti-slogans, over alleged corruption and rising prices that plagued the people of the country earlier this week.

The official death toll in the protests has risen to 20. Scores of protestors have been arrested in the last few days.

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First Published: Wed, January 03 2018. 20:30 IST