Erdoğan exchanges Eid al-Adha greetings with world leaders

Turkish President on Friday had telephone conversations with world leaders to exchange greetings, according to the information gained from the official sources.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Friday exchanged greetings for the Islamic holiday of Eid al-Adha with other leaders.

Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and this Azerbaijani counterpart exchanged greetings for the Eid in a phone call, the Azerbaijani Presidency said earlier today.

In a statement, the presidency said that Ilham Aliyev telephoned Turkey's Recep Tayyip 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 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.

Most Muslim-majority countries around the world, including Turkey, are observing the four-day holiday starting on Friday.

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