Turkiye’s parliament speaker felicitated Iran as it marks the 43rd anniversary of the 1979 revolution on Friday.

“On the occasion of the National Day of the Islamic Republic of Iran, I sincerely congratulate the friendly and brotherly people of Iran your excellency on behalf of the Turkish nation and myself,” Mustafa Sentop said in a letter to his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf.

“I hope that our relations, which are shaped on a solid basis with our strong historical, cultural and human ties, will become stronger with the joint efforts of our parliaments and mutual contacts.”

The anniversary of Iran’s 1979 revolution is observed every year on the 22nd day of the Persian month of Bahman.

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

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