Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu has called Alexis Tsipras to congratulate him on being elected as Greece's new prime minister hurriyet daily news reported
"Just now, I called and congratulated Greece's new prime minister, Mr. Alexis Tsipras. I expect him to visit Turkey as soon as possible," Davutoglu said in a message posted on his official Twitter account late Jan. 26.
"I hope that the new era will be good for the Greek people and for our relations as two friendly countries," Davutoglu said.
Earlier, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan also congratulated Syriza on its victory, while expressing Ankara's willingness to strengthen bilateral relations with its Aegean neighbor regardless of who is in power.
"In relations between states, continuity is the basis. For us, improving and strengthening relations between Turkey and Greece is an issue of the utmost priority," Erdogan told journalists as he returned from a four-day trip to Africa.