Erdogan congratulates Iran's Rouhani over election win

Turkish, Iranian leaders speak over the phone and vow to improve bilateral ties

Erdogan congratulates Iran's Rouhani over election win

World Bulletin / News Desk

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan congratulated his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani over his recent election victory, according to a presidential source.

The two leaders, who spoke over the phone, also vowed to improve bilateral ties, the source, who asked not to be named due to restrictions on talking to the media, said.

Rouhani, 69, won a landslide victory in Friday's presidential election, according to official results.

He bagged 57 percent (23.5 million) of the 41.2 million votes cast against 15.7 million for his conservative rival Ebrahim Raisi.

Last Mod: 24 Mayıs 2017, 17:47
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