Turkish PM calls Greece’s Tsipras to extend congratulations
AA PhotoPrime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu has called Alexis Tsipras to congratulate him on being elected as Greece’s new prime minister.
“Just now I called and congratulated Greece’s new prime minister, Mr. Alexis Tsipras. I expect him to visit Turkey as soon as possible,” Davutoğlu said in a message posted on his official Twitter account late Jan. 26.
“I hope that the new era will be good for the Greek people and for our relations as two friendly countries,” he added.
Earlier, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan also congratulated Syriza on its victory, while expressing Ankara’s willingness to strengthen bilateral relations with its Aegean neighbor regardless of who is in power.
“In relations between states, continuity is the basis. For us, improving and strengthening relations between Turkey and Greece is an issue of the utmost priority,” Erdoğan told journalists as he returned from a four-day trip to Africa.