More than 225 members of the Iranian parliament issued a joint statement on December 13th on the speech of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan during the military parade in Baku. As reported by IRNA, Iranian parliamentarians found his words “surprising and unacceptable”.
The members of Majlis added that the Erdogan’s words reminded Iranians of the sad tragedy of forced separation of an important part of Iran; he recited a poem whose poet and readers are Iranians lamenting separation from their cherished fellow in the newly-independent Azerbaijan republic.
“Azerbaijan will not be separated from Ayatollah Khamenei, the revolution, and Iran,” they asserted in reference to the Iranian supreme leader, and called for unity among all Muslim nations.
Representatives of the Supreme Leader in the northwestern provinces of Iran, East Azerbaijan, West Azerbaijan, Ardabil and Zanjan, also responded to Erdogan’s speech.
Erdogan’s speech in Baku hinted at the belonging of Iranian lands to the Republic of Azerbaijan, and respectively they are a part of the “Great Turan”.