Turkish president Erdogan visits Iran despite tensions over Yemen

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is visiting Iran despite tensions with Tehran over the crisis in Yemen, where airstrikes by a Saudi-led coalition (backed by Erdogan) are targeting Iran-backed Shiite rebels who have taken over much of the country, reports Al Arabiya.

The Turkish President is facing also faced internal criticism for having blocked access to social networking sites Twitter and YouTube for several hours on Monday over photos showing a militant pointing a gun at a prosecutor who died last week in a failed hostage rescue operation. After the companies delated the images, the Turkish government decided to lift the ban (AP)