What Erdogan said to the new president of Iran on the phone

Last Updated on July 10, 2024 8:03 am

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has congratulated Iran’s newly elected President Masoud Pezeshkian.

A statement from Turkey’s Presidential Communications Directorate said Erdogan called Pezeshkian to congratulate him. The two leaders discussed Türkiye-Iran relations as well as regional and global developments.

Erdogan told Pezeshkian that he believes the bilateral relations between the two countries, established on the basis of deep historical ties, will further develop in the new era.

He also wished success for his tenure.

Pezeshkian won a runoff election on Friday, defeating ultra-conservative Saeed Jalili to replace President Ibrahim Raisi, who was killed in a helicopter crash in May.

Voter turnout in the country’s June 28 presidential election was only 39.92 percent. Which is the lowest in the country’s history. None of the 4 candidates secured more than 50 percent of the votes in the first round.

After that, the second phase of the election. However, the voter turnout increased by 10 percent in the second phase. But 50 percent abstained from voting.

Source: Daily Sabah

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