“The Prime Minister tonight called President Erdogan to congratulate him on his victory in the presidential elections”, — quotes TASS of yesterday, the press service of the Prime Minister.
May said on “the importance of bilateral relations between the UK and Turkey” and expressed readiness “to continue to work in partnership with President Erdogan and his government on shared priorities, including cooperation in the fields of security, trade and investment, as well as on Syria and support a political settlement in Cyprus.”
Early presidential and parliamentary elections were held in Turkey on 24 June. The presidential race, according to preliminary data, has won Erdogan, who received 52.5 per cent, inje received 30.7 percent of the votes. In accordance with earlier amendments to the Constitution after the official promulgation of voting results Turkey will shift from a parliamentary to a presidential form of government.