Sayed Abbas Araghchi, Spokesman of Iran’s Foreign Ministry denied any Iranian involvement in the Turkey unrests.
Some Turkish media quoted an unknown source that Turkish police have arrested an Iranian national named Shayan Shamloo in connection with demonstrations in the capital city of Ankara.
“We were informed about the report by media,” Araghchi said on Wednesday, “We officially asked Turkish government to explains about accuracy of this report and if his Iranian nationality is confirmed, [the government should] let Iranian consulate to access the arrested man.”
Iranian consulate in Istanbul issued a warning for Iranian tourists to avoid the areas of unrest.
Later today, Iranian state TV reported arrest of an Iranian tourist in Istanbul.
Iranian officials described the crisis in Turkey as an internal affair and asked Turkish leaders to solve the crisis through peaceful measures