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Expert: Iran's Expectations of Support Dampened by Turkey's Domestic Woes

Expert: Iran's Expectations of Support Dampened by Turkey's Domestic WoesExpert: Iran's Expectations of Support Dampened by Turkey's Domestic Woes

Renewed US sanctions on Iran have left Turkey walking a tight rope between protecting its national interests and observing the principles of good neighborliness, but Tehran cannot expect all-out support from Ankara as it is grappling with its own economic woes, says a political analyst. 
"Turkey, as Iran's neighbor, has cooperated more with the country in the era of sanctions. In this way, it advances both its own interests and a policy of good neighborliness," Rahman Qahremanpour also told ISNA in a recent interview. 
However, he noted that Turkey's hands are tied down and it cannot support Iran economically because it is tackling a host of its own domestic issues.  

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