Azerbaijani Ambassador: Election of Abdullah Gul as President to Promote Azerbaijani-Turkish Relations
Azerbaijan, Baku/ corr Trend E.Huseynli / Abdullah Gul's victory in the recent presidential elections in Turkey will promote Azerbaijani-Turkish relations, Zakir Hashimov, the Azerbaijani Ambassador to Turkey, said on 29 August.
"Gul is a close friend of Azerbaijan," the Ambassador said.
Gul, a member of the Justice and Development Party of Turkey, and also former Foreign Minister, was elected the 11th President of Turkey. He is the third youngest President in the history of Turkey. The 57-year old Gul will head the country.
Gul gained 339 votes from MPs during the polls on 28 August.
In accordance with the Constitution of Turkey, 276 votes are required for election of the President in the third round.
Gashimov represented Azerbaijan in an oath-taking ceremony of the newly-elected President of Turkey .