Turkey is going to great lengths to reduce tensions between the U.S. and Iran, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Sunday following the recent killing of a top Iranian commander in a U.S. drone strike in the Iraqi capital.

“Turkey always stands against foreign intervention and regards the recent U.S. attack in Baghdad with this same understanding,” Erdogan said in a televised interview.

He added that despite all efforts and international initiatives, it has not been possible for U.S.-Iran tensions to be resolved.

“We had a conversation with [U.S. President Donald] Trump that evening, and 4-5 hours later, this broke out,”

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