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Turkish president, other leaders exchange Muslim holiday greetings

Recep Tayyip Erdogan exchanges holiday greetings with leaders of other majority-Muslim leaders, and gets call from Israel's president

Handan Kazancı   | 02.05.2022
Turkish president, other leaders exchange Muslim holiday greetings


Turkiye’s president on Monday exchanged greetings with other leaders for the Islamic Eid al-Fitr holiday, marking the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. 

Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his Azerbaijani counterpart exchanged Eid greetings in a phone call, according to a statement by Turkiye's Communications Directorate.

Voicing confidence that friendly and brotherly ties between Turkiye and Azerbaijan will continue to develop successfully in all areas, the two leaders discussed the future of relations, a statement from the Azerbaijani Presidency said.

Erdogan also accepted Aliyev's invitation to visit Azerbaijan, the statement added.

The Turkish president also exchanged Eid greetings with Ersin Tatar, president of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC), plus Iran’s President Ebrahim Raisi, Uzbekistan’s President Shavkat Mirziyoyev, Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati, Pakistani Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, and Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi.

Israeli President Isaac Herzog also telephoned Erdogan to extend greetings for the Eid holiday.

* Ruslan Rehimov in Baku, Azerbaijan contributed to this story

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