President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan has discussed Ankara's "anti-terror operations" with his Iranian counterpart, Hassan Rouhani on the phone on Wednesday.
Erdogan reportedly told Rouhani that instability in Syria and Iraq affects neighboring countries and Turkey cannot remain unresponsive against terrorist threats targeting Turkey's national security.
He also underlined that Turkey used its international rights on July 29 against the terrorist attacks as defined by the Article 51 of the U.N. Charter, which allows countries to engage in self-defense against an armed attack. Erdogan added that U.N. Security Council members and NATO Council were informed about the operations.
Rouhani reportedly expressed his deep sorrow due to the loss of lives during terrorist attacks and offered his condolences to the Turkish people.