Turkey, archive

Russian, Azerbaijani presidents phone Turkish leaders

Russian President among first to call Turkey's head of state following Sunday's general election

08.06.2015
Russian, Azerbaijani presidents phone Turkish leaders

ANKARA

 Russian President Vladimir Putin was among the first to phone his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan in the wake of Sunday’s general election.

According to a statement from Erdogan’s office, Putin telephoned Monday to pass on his personal best wishes on the results of the election.

Erdogan and Putin agreed on to meet on June 13 in Azerbaijan’s capital Baku, the statement added.

Separately, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev spoke to Erdogan and Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu by telephone, according to a statement on Azerbaijan's presidency website.

Aliyev conveyed his wishes for Turkey's prosperity and peace to Erdogan and congratulated Davutoglu on winning the election. “I wholeheartedly congratulate you... on the election victory,” he was quoted as saying.

The Justice and Development (AK) Party, which Erdogan led before becoming president, won the its fourth consecutive general election with 41 percent of the vote but could not secure a parliamentary majority.

Anadolu Agency website contains only a portion of the news stories offered to subscribers in the AA News Broadcasting System (HAS), and in summarized form. Please contact us for subscription options.
Related topics
Bu haberi paylaşın