Turkish leader, others trade holiday greetings
ANKARA- Anadolu Agency
Erdoğan and this Azerbaijani counterpart exchanged greetings for the Eid in a phone call, the Azerbaijani Presidency said earlier.
In a statement, the presidency said that Ilham Aliyev telephoned Erdoğan to give greetings for Eid al-Adha, or the feast of the sacrifice.
Aliyev and Erdoğan expressed their satisfaction with strengthening Turkish-Azerbaijani relations and stressed that this will continue, the statement added.
The leaders cited ongoing large-scale joint military exercises between Turkey and Azerbaijan as another sign of the warm relations between the two countries.
Aliyev also said they appreciated Erdoğan's steadfast support for Azerbaijan in the face of recent military provocation by Armenia, the statement added.
Turkey’s Communications Directorate said that Erdoğan also exchanged holiday greetings with Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow, Turkmenistan’s president.
The two leaders stressed their commitment to improve bilateral relations and strengthen cooperation on regional issues.