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Erdogan congratulates newly-elected Iraqi president Salih

Recep Tayyip Erdogan
Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan

Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan congratulated his newly-inaugurated Iraqi counterpart Barham Salih over the phone late on Thursday.

The two leaders expressed their determination to strengthen bilateral relations, according to a Turkish presidential source.

On June 26, Salih extended his congratulations to Recep Tayyip Erdogan on his success in the Turkish presidential election.

Salih received 219 votes from 272 parliament members winning a clear majority.