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Turquzabad is located in Iran
Coordinates: 35°30′14″N 51°17′28″E / 35.50389°N 51.29111°E / 35.50389; 51.29111Coordinates: 35°30′14″N 51°17′28″E / 35.50389°N 51.29111°E / 35.50389; 51.29111
Country  Iran
Province Tehran
County Rey
Bakhsh Kahrizak
Rural District Kahrizak
Population (2006)
 • Total 2,803
Time zone UTC+3:30 (IRST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+4:30 (IRDT)
Website http://darghzaad.ir

Turquzabad (Persian: تورقوزآباد‎, also Romanized as Ţūrqūzābād)[1] is a village in Kahrizak Rural District, Kahrizak District, Rey County, Tehran Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 2,803, in 669 families.[2] On September 27, 2018, Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu show[3]ed the UN General Assembly a photo of an alleged nuclear storage facility in Turquzabad. This allegation is claimed to be one of the most catastrophic mistakes ever happened in a speech given by a delegation at UN, since "Turquzabad" is a slang in Farsi language referring to “a place in the middle of nowhere” or a "place far far away"[4]. Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi in relation to this mistake stated: “Someone must be playing a prank on Netanyahu”[5].


  1. ^ Turquzabad can be found at GEOnet Names Server, at this link, by opening the Advanced Search box, entering "232777" in the "Unique Feature Id" form, and clicking on "Search Database".
  2. ^ "Census of the Islamic Republic of Iran, 1385 (2006)". Islamic Republic of Iran. Archived from the original (Excel) on 2011-11-11.
  3. ^ Sanchez, Raf; Agency, Reuters News (2018-09-27). "Netanyahu accuses Iran of hiding 'secret atomic warehouse' in Tehran". The Telegraph. ISSN 0307-1235. Retrieved 2018-09-28.
  4. ^ "How did Netanyahu bring fame to Turquzabad?". Mehr News Agency. 2018-09-29. Retrieved 2018-10-01.
  5. ^ "'Someone must be playing a prank on Netanyahu'". Tehran Times. 2018-09-28. Retrieved 2018-10-01.