Iran felicitates Turkey on successful election

There is hope that formation of a new government in Turkey will improve Tehran-Ankara bilateral relations in all fields, Afkham said.

Iran has offered congratulations to the Turkish government and nation on the recent successful parliamentary election marked by a massive turnout.

Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham expressed hope on Monday that formation of a new government in Turkey would improve mutual relations in all fields.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s Justice and Development Party (AKP) won the parliamentary election on Sunday and regained the parliamentary majority it had lost in a June election.

There are hopes that the election would put an end to months of tension and instability in Turkey, triggered by two deadly bomb blasts in the city of Suruc and Ankara over the past few months. Scores of people were killed in those explosions.