President Erdoğan congratulates France’s Macron on election win
ANKARAPresident Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on May 8 congratulated French President-elect Emmanuel Macron on his election victory, Turkish Presidency sources have said.
The sources, speaking on condition of anonymity, said Erdoğan had a telephone conversation with Macron.
During the call, Erdogan said the results of the French presidential election had increased hope for the future of the European Union.
The pair also discussed the importance of the relationship between Turkey and the EU, the sources added.
Macron and Erdoğan also agreed to meet face-to-face at a NATO Summit in Brussels later in May.
The pro-EU centrist politician clinched a decisive win over far-right leader Marine Le Pen, winning 66.1 percent of the vote in the election.
Macron, 39, who was unknown three years ago and mocked by his country’s politicians and media when he announced his presidential bid, became the youngest president of France’s Fifth Republic.
The official result will be announced on May 10.