Turkish president says he looks forward to further strengthening bilateral relations.
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan congratulated over the phone Donald Trump for his victory in the U.S. presidential election.
According to a Turkish presidential source, Erdogan said he believed bilateral ties would strengthen further in the coming days.
The Turkish president said Turkey and the U.S. were allies that had “mutual respect, mutual profits and shared values,” the source said.
Trump and Erdogan also emphasized their determination to cooperate over regional and international issues, particularly counter-terrorism, the source added.
Erdogan later also tweeted: “I congratulate @realDonaldTrump on being elected as the 45th President of the US and look forward to further strengthening our relations.”
Trump is expected to take oath of office on Jan. 20 as the 45th president of the United States.