US looking forward to working with Erdoğan: White House
WASHINGTON - Anadolu Agency
Obama is expected to speak with Erdoğan in the coming days. REUTERS PhotoThe United States is looking forward to working with Turkey’s president-elect, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, during his five-year term, the White House said Aug. 10.
“President [Barack] Obama looks forward to working with Prime Minister Erdoğan in his new role and with whomever succeeds him as the next prime minister,” White House national security spokeswoman Caitlin Hayden said in response to an Anadolu Agency correspondent’s question.
Erdoğan was elected Aug. 10 by an absolute majority, securing 51.96 percent of the vote, according to unofficial counts. Without giving the exact numbers, the Supreme Election Board (YSK) confirmed late Aug. 10 that Erdoğan had won outright, making a scheduled Aug. 24 run-off election unnecessary.
Hayden said Obama was expected to speak with Erdoğan in the coming days.