Iranian officials say the nuclear scientist, who claimed he was abducted by the CIA while on pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia, was convicted of spying. The trial was conducted in secret.
Secretary Kerry's visit scheduled for later this month will be the first US official visit since Turkey's unsuccessful coup in July.
American safety protocol – and fast-acting crew – are responsible for the safe evacuation of all onboard after a plane's crash landing in Dubai.
Tens of thousands of supporters of Turkey's opposition parties gathered in Istanbul's Taksim Square to denounce the July 15 coup attempt.
Turkey has established a three-month state of emergency that allows the president and his cabinet to bypass the country's parliament, part of a harsh crackdown following an attempted coup.