TEHRAN – Modjtaba Sadria, a social and cultural theorist, has said that Iran should raise awareness about events in neighboring Turkey in order to help the Middle East region and the Turkish people.
Writing an article in the Hamdeli newspaper on Tuesday, Sadria said that the coup attempt in Turkey will bring consequences to the Turkish people, Iranians, and the region as a whole.
He called purge of teachers, university professors and media people in Turkey after the coup a “cultural blood shedding” which will deepen “ethnic, religious, cultural and regional divisions” in the country and this will harm the country.
“It means that the Turkish society will go through a serious cultural decline which will bring great harm for us who are in the same region with Turkey in West Asia,” he said.
Sadria also said that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s behavior will influence both the Turkish and Iranian people.
A military coup attempt in Turkey on July 15 claimed the lives of more than 200 people and left nearly 1,500 others wounded.
According to Press TV, over 60,000 people in the Turkish military, judiciary, civil services and schools have been detained, dismissed or suspended over suspected Gulen links whom Ankara blames for the failed coup.