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Iran supports Turkey's peace mechanism for South Caucasus: Envoy

Turkish President and Leader of Turkey's ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Ankara, Turkey on 23 November 2021 [TUR Presidency/Murat Cetinmuhurdar/Anadolu Agency]
Turkish President and Leader of Turkey's ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Ankara, Turkey on 23 November 2021 [TUR Presidency/Murat Cetinmuhurdar/Anadolu Agency]

Iran's Ambassador to Turkey said his country supports President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's initiative to establish a peace mechanism in the Caucasus region, Turkish Hurriyet Daily News reports.

According to the report, the ambassador said Iran welcomes the initiative brought up by Erdogan for the region.

In November 2020, Turkey's President Erdogan suggested the peace initiative which consists of establishing a cooperation mechanism in the Caucasus region, comprising three Caucasian states – Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia – and their three neighbours – Russia, Turkey and Iran. Hence, it's called the 3+3 peace mechanism.

"Without a doubt, the facilitation of peace and stability in the strategic Southern Caucasus region by ending 30-year-old tensions will create development, trade, investment and transportation opportunities, which will benefit the region and people living here as a whole," Farazmand told.

In South Caucasus, the relations between Azerbaijan and Armenia have remained tense since 1991 when Armenia occupied Nagorno-Karabakh, a territory internationally recognised as part of Azerbaijan.

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