Jul 21, 2014, 11:58 PM
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Turkish speaker in Tehran to attend inter-parliamentary union confab

Tehran, July 21, IRNA – Turkish Parliament Speaker Cemil Cicek arrived in Tehran on Monday night to attend the troika meeting of the Inter-Parliamentary Union of the Organization of the Islamic Cooperation slated for Tuesday.

Cicek's visit to Tehran takes place at the invitation of his Iranian counterpart Ali Larijani. The Turkish parliament speaker will leave Tehran for Ankara on Wednesday.

Larijani and Cicek held talks on the ongoing developments in Gaza Strip and the issues related to holding extraordinary meeting of the Inter-Parliamentary Union of the OIC.

The Turkish government declared three days of national mourning on the occasion of the massacre of Palestinians in Shejaiya district of Gaza.