Obama praises Erdogan:
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US President Barack Obama congratulated his counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan on recent elections that extended the Turkish president’s term in office.
Days before traveling to Turkey for a G20 summit, Obama spoke to Erdogan to “congratulate the Turkish people on the Nov 1 elections” and discuss the summit, the White House said.
Earlier this month, Erdogan’s long-dominant Justice and Development Party (AKP) regained its parliamentary majority in a poll seen as pivotal for the future of the troubled country. (AFP)