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Turkish officials congratulate new UK, Iran leaders

Turkish officials congratulate new UK, Iran leaders Turkish Vice President Cevdet Yilmaz and Foreign Minister Hakan Fidan speaks during the Informal Summit of Organization of Turkic States (OTS) Heads of State in Shusha, Azerbaijan on July 06, 2024. (AA Photo)
By Newsroom
Jul 8, 2024 12:00 PM

On Sunday, Turkish Vice President Cevdet Yilmaz extended his congratulations to the newly elected leaders of Iran and the U.K., emphasizing hopes for success in their new roles.

Vice President Yilmaz expressed optimism that the election outcomes in Iran and the U.K. would strengthen bilateral ties and contribute to regional and global peace. He underscored Türkiye’s commitment to fostering constructive relationships with both nations moving forward.

Turkish Foreign Minister Hakan Fidan also engaged in diplomatic outreach following these elections. He congratulated David Lammy on his appointment as the U.K.’s new foreign secretary and conveyed best wishes for his tenure.

Additionally, Fidan spoke with Egypt’s new Foreign Minister Badr Abdelatty, discussing bilateral relations and mutual interests.

Turkish officials congratulate new UK, Iran leaders
Masoud Pezeshkian (C) expresses joy after casting his vote at a polling station in Shahr-e-Qods near Tehran, Iran. (AP Photo)

Iran’s presidential election

In Iran, reformist candidate Masoud Pezeshkian secured victory in a snap presidential election, defeating conservative contender Saeed Jalili by a significant margin of 2.7 million votes.

This election followed the tragic May 19 helicopter crash that claimed the lives of President Ebrahim Raisi and Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, among others.

Turkish officials congratulate new UK, Iran leaders
Labour Party leader Keir Starmer acknowledges his supporters during a post election rally at the Tate Modern in London, Friday, July 5, 2024. (AP Photo)

UK general elections

Meanwhile, in the U.K., Keir Starmer‘s Labour Party achieved a landslide victory in the House of Commons, capturing 412 seats out of 650. The Conservative Party, which had governed for the past 14 years, suffered a substantial defeat, securing only 121 seats with a vote share of 23.7%.

Last Updated:  Jul 8, 2024 12:00 PM