Turkey will even more strengthen its relations with Azerbaijan, ruling party says

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Baku, Azerbaijan, August 11
By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:

After the victory of Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan in the presidential election, the country will even more strengthen its relations with Azerbaijan, Mazhar Bagli, a member of the Council of the country's ruling Justice and Development Party told Trend Aug.11.

He underscored that Azerbaijan is one of the most important countries for Turkey.

"Azerbaijan's problems are Turkey's problems and Azerbaijan's success is Turkey's success," Bagli said.

Erdogan previously stated that he pays special attention to the Azerbaijani-Turkish relations, according to Bagli.

Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan won in the presidential election held Aug.10 by gathering 51.85 percent of votes, according to the preliminary data.

Over 98 percent of the ballot boxes have been opened in Turkey, the country's Supreme Electoral Council said.

Erdogan is followed by Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu with 38.48 percent of votes and Salahaddin Demirtas with 9.72 percent of votes.

The voter turnout in Turkey's presidential election stood at 75 percent. The term of office of Turkey's acting President Abdullah Gul will end Aug.28.

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