Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian will visit Ankara on Monday after Tehran dismissed as “ridiculous” allegations by Israel that the Islamic Republic was planning anti-Israeli attacks in Turkey.
Amir-Abdollahian “will pay a visit to Turkey” on Monday for talks on bilateral issues as well as current regional and international developments,” the Turkish foreign ministry said in a statement.
The visit comes four days after Israel’s Foreign Minister Yair Lapid thanked Turkey for foiling an alleged Iranian assassination plot against its citizens in Istanbul.
Last week, Turkey detained eight members of an alleged Iranian cell who were plotting to kill Israelis including a former ambassador ahead of Lapid’s visit to Ankara.
“We are full of appreciation for the Turkish government for this professional and coordinated activity,” Lapid said.
Iran has been accused many times of attacking foreigners as well as national activists who stay in neighbouring Turkey.