Turkish FM Çavuşoğlu offers condolences after deadly Iranian plane crash
ANKARA – Anadolu Agency
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu on Feb. 18 extended his condolences to his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif by phone, following a deadly passenger plane crash, according to the foreign ministry.
Turkey is “deeply saddened” by the news that 66 people died on Sunday when a passenger plane crashed near Isfahan, Iran, the statement said.
Wishing “God’s mercy” on those who lost their lives in the painful crash, Çavuşoğlu conveyed his condolences to the Iranian people by phone, it added.
On Feb. 18, an Iranian passenger plane crashed in central Iran, leaving no survivors.
The Aseman Airlines flight from Tehran to the southwestern city of Yasuj went down in a mountainous area in the Isfahan province, according to Iran’s Emergency Department.