of Turkey's airports are refusing to refuel Iranian passenger planes even though
Ankara had protested several times the US sanctions imposed against Iran.
The head of Iran Air said: “Our planes are refueled in some Turkish airports and refused fuel in others. We are conducting talks on the issue.”
Turkey is one of Iran’s main partners in the region and large numbers of tourists travel to Turkey from Iran every year; although their numbers have dropped significantly following unprecedented spikes in the price of foreign currency.