Iran Hails Erdogan’s “Promising” Victory in Turkey Elections

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Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi has welcomed the re-election of Recep Tayyip Erdogan as the president of the Republic of Turkey.

Speaking in his weekly press conference on Monday, Qassemi referred to the victory of Turkish President Erdogan and his party (AK Party) in Sunday’s snaps presidential and parliamentary elections and said the new condition heralds a promising future for relations between Tehran and Ankara.

“We can enhance our cooperation with Turkey in various areas and contribute significantly to the peace and security of the region,” he said.

Erdogan and his ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party claimed victory in Turkey’s presidential and parliamentary elections held on June 24.

The election authority confirmed Erdogan’s victory with nearly 98-percent of the votes counted. He has won over 52 percent of the ballots against his main opposition challenger, Muharrem Inje, who garnered just over 30 percent. Opposition officials cried foul as soon as the results began to come in.

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