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Khaleda greets Erdogan of Turkey

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Staff Reporter

BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia has greeted Recep Tayyip Erdogan on his election as the President of Turkey.

In a message to Erdogan on Tuesday, former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia writes “Your resounding victory is a strong testament to the trust and confidence the people of Turkey have in you to continue to lead them to stability and greater prosperity in the future. It’s also recognition of your long experience and wisdom.”

Khaleda, also a former Prime Minister, mentioned that the relations between Bangladesh and Turkey are historic and based on the two nations’ common beliefs in the principles of the rule of law, human welfare, mutual benefit and mutual respect.

“As fellow members of the Islamic Ummah, we also have a shared desire to strengthen our bonding in the Ummah. Our relations have grown in strength and dimension under your visionary, wise and dynamic leadership in the past,” she observed.

The BNP chief hoped that the ties between the two nations will grow deeper in the future as Turkey steps into a new era with the first directly elected President of the country.

She also wished Erdogan good health and long life and the brotherly people of Turkey continued prosperity.

Erdogan, who is also the incumbent Prime Minister, won the Turkey’s c first directly elected polls with 52 percent votes as his main rival concedes defeat.