Russian, Azerbaijani presidents phone Turkish leaders

Russian President among first to call Turkey's head of state following Sunday's general election.

Russian, Azerbaijani presidents phone Turkish leaders

World Bulletin / News Desk

Russian President Vladimir Putin was among the first to phone his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan in the wake of Sunday’s general election.

According to a statement from Erdogan’s office, Putin telephoned Monday to pass on his personal best wishes on the results of the election.

Erdogan and Putin agreed on to meet on June 13 in Azerbaijan’s capital Baku, the statement added.

Separately, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev spoke to Erdogan and Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu by telephone, according to a statement on Azerbaijan's presidency website.

Aliyev conveyed his wishes for Turkey's prosperity and peace to Erdogan and congratulated Davutoglu on winning the election. “I wholeheartedly congratulate you... on the election victory,” he was quoted as saying.

The Justice and Development (AK) Party, which Erdogan led before becoming president, won the its fourth consecutive general election with 41 percent of the vote but could not secure a parliamentary majority.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 08 Haziran 2015, 20:14