ERBIL, Kurdistan Region — US President Donald Trump telephoned Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan after his election success on Tuesday.
“Noting the strategic partnership between the USA and Turkey, both leaders reaffirmed their shared commitment on the development of bilateral cooperation in all fields including defense and military relations in the future,” read a statement from the Turkish presidency.
They also discussed Manbij roadmap and the fight against terrorism.
Erdogan said both leaders will meet during Brussels NATO Summit from July 11-12.
The White House released a readout of the call late on
Trump spoke with Erdogan "to congratulate him on his
reelection and to reaffirm strong bonds" between the "NATO allies and
"President Trump and President Erdogan recommitted to
efforts to resolve issues in the bilateral relationship and to increase
cooperation in addressing shared strategic challenges," it added.
Erdogan has now been congratulated by the leaders of all permanent members of the UN Security Council: the United States, Russia, the United Kingdom, France, China, and additionally by Germany.
Erdogan secured 52.38 percent of the presidential election on Sunday, according to results released by state-run Anadolu Agency. His AKP party won 295 seats. Together with the Nationalist Movement Party's (MHP) 67 seats, as a part of the People's Alliance, they will control the majority of the Grand National Assembly's 600 seats.
British PM Theresa May
"The Prime Minister reiterated the importance of the
bilateral relationship between the UK and Turkey and expressed her desire to
continue working in partnership with President Erdogan and his government on
our shared priorities including security cooperation, trade and investment, the
situation in Syria and supporting a political settlement in Cyprus," read
a statement from 10 Downing Street.
Russian President Vladimir Putin
"The presidents confirmed their mutual interest in
expanding partnership between the two countries and noted as priorities joint
strategic energy projects, including the construction of the Akkuyu Nuclear
Power Plant and the TurkStream pipeline," read a Kremlin statement.
"President Putin and President Erdogan agreed to
maintain close cooperation in the Syrian conflict resolution."
French President Macron
"The French president has congratulated Recep Tayyip
Erdogan and wished the Turkish people success in the economic and social
development of their country and in the democratic functioning of their
institutions," an Elysee Palace source told Reuters.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel
"For your re-election, I send my congratulations.
Germany and Turkey together have a long-standing friendship. Our diverse
bilateral relations are demonstrated by intensive exchange and close personal
ties between our citizens," read a letter from the chancellor's office.
"The upheavals in the Middle East and resulting
migration affect our two states conserably. All the more we want to be partners
with a stable and pluralistic Turkey in which democratic participation and
respect for the rule of law are strengthened."
Chinese Foreign Ministry
"China always attaches great importance to its
relations with Turkey. Over the recent years, under the guidance of the two
heads of state, the bilateral relations and across-the-board cooperation
between the two countries have moved ahead and achieved many positive outcomes.
China stands ready to work with Turkey to promote greater development of the
China-Turkey strategic cooperative relationship for the benefit of the two
countries and peoples."
Last updated at 3:30 p.m. on June 27, 2018.