By Mehmet Tosun
ANKARA (AA) – Turkey’s president on Sunday offered his condolences to his Iranian counterpart over a deadly passenger plane crash, according to a presidential source.
Wishing Allah’s mercy on those who lost their lives, Recep Tayyip Erdogan conveyed his condolences to Iranian leader Hassan Rouhani and the Iranian people, said the source, who asked not to be named due to restrictions on talking to the media.
Erdogan also said Turkey is ready to help Iran in search and rescue operations and determining the cause of the crash if need be.
On Sunday an Iranian passenger plane with 66 people on board crashed in central Iran, leaving no survivors.
The Aseman Airlines plane flying from Tehran to the southwestern city of Yasuj went down in a mountainous area in the Isfahan province, according to Iran’s Emergency Department.