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Iran’s Rouhani felicitates Erdogan on ‘successful’ election

3 November 2015 19:48


Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has sent a message of congratulation to his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan on the victory of his party in the country’s recent parliamentary election.

In his message on Tuesday, the Iranian president said the mass participation of the Turkish people in the “successfully held” election with a view to forming a strong and cohesive government indicated the nation’s determination to design a bright future.

Rouhani expressed hope that the election’s outcome would further improve relations between the two neighboring countries.

Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham also on Monday offered congratulations to the Turkish government and nation on the successful parliamentary election with high turnout.

On Sunday, the Turkish president’s Justice and Development Party (AKP) regained the outright majority it had lost in June’s election.

There are hopes that the election would put an end to months of tension and instability in Turkey, triggered by two deadly bomb blasts in the city of Suruc and the capital, Ankara, over the past few months. Tens of people were killed in the explosions.

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