Parliament Speaker Şentop congratulates Iran on its national day


Parliament Speaker Mustafa Şentop on Friday congratulated Iran on the 43rd anniversary of the 1979 revolution.

“On the occasion of the national day of the Islamic Republic of Iran, I sincerely congratulate the kind and fraternal people of Iran on behalf of the Turkish nation and myself,” Şentop said in a letter to his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf.

“I hope that our ties, built on solid foundations by our strong historical, cultural and human ties, will be strengthened through the joint efforts of our parliaments and mutual contacts.”

The anniversary of the 1979 Iranian Revolution is observed every year on the 22nd day of the Persian month of Bahman.

The 22nd Bahman (February 11) marks the end of the 54-year rule of the country’s Pahlavi dynasty and the establishment of a theocratic form of government.

Iran celebrates the 43rd anniversary of the revolution

Thousands of people with cars and motorcycles have taken to the streets in major cities across Iran to mark the 43rd anniversary of the 1979 revolution.

For the second straight year, annual celebrations have been limited to motorcade rallies, with health officials imposing new curbs for foot processions following a spike in coronavirus cases.

Motorcade rallies in Tehran began in the early hours of Friday as cars and motorcycles from different parts of the city marched towards Azadi Square, a major landmark in the Iranian capital.

Participants waved the tricolor flag of Iran out of their car windows while patriotic songs filled the air. Similar processions were also held in other major cities including Isfahan, Hamadan, Tabriz, Mashhad and Qom.

President Ebrahim Raisi is expected to deliver a traditional address later in the day to mark the occasion.

On Thursday, Raisi and Amir-Abdollahian received foreign diplomats based in Tehran at a ceremony marking the anniversary of the revolution. In remarks at the ceremony, Raisi said his administration aims to “enhance good neighborliness, build trust and engage in dialogue with its neighbors,” while accusing the incumbent US administration of following the same path as the previous administration .

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