Turkey’s Erdogan says deeply saddened by Iranian president’s helicopter crash

File - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (R) shakes hands with Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi (L) during a welcoming ceremony in Ankara, on January 24, 2024. (Adem Altan/AFP)
File - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (R) shakes hands with Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi (L) during a welcoming ceremony in Ankara, on January 24, 2024. (Adem Altan/AFP)

ISTANBUL — Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan says he is saddened by the accident involving the helicopter of Iran’s President Ebrahim Raisi, and that Turkey is in full contact with the Iranian authorities, ready to provide any necessary support.

“I convey my best wishes to our neighbor, friend and brother Iranian people and government, and I hope to receive good news from Mr. Raisi and his delegation as soon as possible,” Erdogan says in a post on social media platform X.

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