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Pakistan

APP
April 1, 2019

Turks vote in test for Erdogan as recession hits home

ISTANBUL: Turkey voted in local elections on Sunday in a test for President Recep Tayyip Erdogan,...

PM Imran telephones Erdogan to congratulate him on 15th consecutive election victory

Pakistan

APP
Mon, Apr 01, 2019

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan Monday telephoned Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to congratulate him on his 15th consecutive election victory, a brief Prime Minister Media Office statement said.

Earlier, the prime minister, in a tweet, congratulated Turkish president and “friend of Pakistan” Recep Tayyip Erdogan on another important victory in the Turkish local elections.

“I am delighted to congratulate friend of Pakistan Recep Tayyip Erdogan on another important victory in the Turkish local elections. The people of Pakistan wish him many more successes,” the prime minister said in a tweet posted on his social media account.

Earlier, in a victory speech, Erdogan thanked the nation for electing the ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party in 15th consecutive elections.

Erdogan said 56 percent of municipalities in Turkey will be run by AK Party, in an address to the nation from the balcony of his party headquarters in capital Ankara after Sunday's local election victory.

"I would like to thank all my citizens, especially our Kurdish brothers, for showing sensitivity toward the issue of survival," he said.

Turkey's ruling party is leading the race with 16 metropolitan municipalities and 24 cities claimed by AK Party candidates, according to unofficial results, state-owned Anadolu Agency reported.