US President George W. Bush on Tuesday congratulated Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on his party's election victory, White House spokesman Gordon Johndroe said.
"President Bush called Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan to congratulate him on his party's recent election wins and reaffirm the United States' commitment to a strong relationship with our NATO ally, Turkey," Johndroe told reporters.
Bush made the telephone call aboard his Air Force One airplane on his way to Charleston, South Carolina, where he was heading to make a speech defending his unpopular strategy in Iraq.
Turkey's ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) secured a second five-year term after its victory in Sunday's snap polls. The vote was called after a political crisis that saw the army threaten the government in the European Union candidate nation.
Güncelleme Tarihi: 25 Temmuz 2007, 09:25