October 9, 2019 / 7:30 PM / 6 days ago

Iran's parliament speaker cancels Turkey visit after military launch: TV

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran’s parliament speaker Ali Larijani has canceled his scheduled trip to Turkey, Iranian state TV reported, after Ankara launched a military operation against Kurdish fighters in northeast Syria on Wednesday.

“Larijani was invited by his Turkish counterpart to attend a parliamentary meeting in Turkey. His trip has been canceled,” TV said, without elaborating.

Writing by Parisa Hafezi; Editing by Sandra Maler

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